New Members Appointed to DCLG
Twelve consumer advocates have been appointed to the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG), joining three returning members, as NCI increases its initiatives to reach out to the cancer community.
The new and returning members make up a group that has had personal and professional experience with cancer in a broad spectrum of disease sites, including kidney, ovarian, breast, and prostate cancers and leukemia and lymphoma. The members are active in survivor and community groups and represent underserved populations.
Launched in 1997, the DCLG - a federally chartered committee - was the first all-consumer advisory board at NIH. The DCLG's 15 members, headed by Doug Ulman, advise NCI's director about a wide variety of issues, programs, and research priorities from the perspective of people whose lives are affected by cancer. For more information and a listing of DCLG members, go to http://la.cancer.gov/dclg.html.
Drs. J. Carl Barrett, Peter Greenwald, Richard Simon, and Sudhir Srivastava, all of NCI, will speak about molecular basis for early detection, biomarker validation methodology, and high throughput technology enabling cancer detection.
The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences and their related technologies. For more information, go to http://www.grc.org/programs/2005/newfront.htm.
NCI Launches Nanotechnology Seminar Series
This presentation will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov. Sign language interpreters will be provided. For more information on the lecture, visit http://nano.cancer.gov/events_nanotech_seminar_series.asp.