Dr. Kakefuda joined NCI's Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis in 1967, capturing one of the first images of DNA replicating itself. He later worked in the Office of International Affairs and became executive secretary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program. He was dedicated to fostering U.S.-Japan relations and to providing opportunities for young Japanese scientists. He also published two books, Life Science Strategies of NIH and Tracking Down the Oncogene, and occasionally wrote a column for the Asahi Shinbun newspaper.
Dr. Kakefuda is survived by his wife, a sister, two children, and three grandchildren.
NIH Roadmap Featured
The article notes that the response to date from industry and academia has been enthusiastic and cites examples of successful collaborations between NIH and other organizations. The article also reports on NIH's ability to shift the focus of Roadmap activities, based on experience gained as the initiative progresses.
Additional information about the NIH Roadmap is available online at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov. The Genetic Engineering News article can be accessed at http://www.nih.gov/about/director/interviews/genengnews.pdf.
NCI Symposium Celebrates Progress in Cytogenetics
Dr. Daniela Gerhard, director of NCI's Office of Cancer Genomics, reviewed the history of cytogenetics. Other speakers included Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute; Dr. Janet Rowley of the University of Chicago; and Dr. Felix Mitelman of the University of Lund. The organizers plan to publish a summary of the meeting within the next few months.
Call for Posters Deadline Extended
AIDS Malignancy Program Conference Scheduled for October
The conference is intended for clinical and laboratory investigators, postdoctoral fellows, students, physicians, health care workers, and others involved, interested, or participating in malignancy research in AIDS and other immunodeficiencies and in tumor virology.
The conference is free, but registration is required. For additional information, go to http://www.palladianpartners.com/aidsmalignancy/index.htm.