June Cancer Survivorship Conference
Besides showcasing the most up-to-date science in cancer survivorship, the conference includes a grant application training workshop for junior researchers, and a survivor-researcher mentor program for cancer survivors and advocates. See the full conference description and registration information at http://www.blsmeetings.net/2010/.
Additional FY '04 Funding Provided for SPOREs
Updated Nausea and Vomiting Guidelines Released
Developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Cancer Society (ACS), with assistance from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the guidelines address nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The guidelines include decision trees for choosing therapies to relieve nausea and vomiting, the potential for various cancer therapies to cause nausea and vomiting, and types of antinausea drugs and other suggestions for self-care.
"Cancer patients and their families now have the reliable, specific, and easy-to-understand information they need to make timely and well-informed decisions about this critical health care issue," said Dr. Ralph Nance, ACS national volunteer president. The updated guidelines can be found on the ACS Web site at http://www.cancer.org.
New Spanish-language Publications Available
Wickner Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Wickner received her Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Martin Gellert in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases before moving to NCI.
Dr. Wickner has done classic work on the biochemical mechanisms of multicomponent energy-dependent cellular machines essential for DNA replication, protein remodeling, and proteolysis. Her earlier work was at the forefront of the characterization of proteins and complexes required for DNA replication. Her work on ATP-dependent molecular chaperones demonstrated a direct role of co-chaperones in substrate targeting and protein remodeling. Her more recent work demonstrated that a family of ATPases, Clps or Hsp100s, represents a new class of molecular chaperones and that chaperones act directly in ATP-dependent proteolysis.
Dr. Wickner was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002 and elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.