Wlodawer Awarded Heyrovsky Medal
Francis Collins Leaves NHGRI
NIH Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni referred to Dr. Collins as a "trailblazer in the scientific community." Dr. John Niederhuber, director of NCI, also praised Collins' leadership noting NHGRI's partnership with NCI during the pilot phase of their joint venture, The Cancer Genome Atlas. This landmark project to understand the molecular basis of cancer through genome characterization "is an example of the kind of groundbreaking research two institutes can create, when their focus is on nothing less than the best science for the benefit of patients," Dr. Niederhuber commented. "What Dr. Collins has contributed to these pioneering efforts will one day transform cancer medicine."
Free Telephone Workshop for Cancer Survivors
This is the third of a three-part telephone education workshop series called "The Sixth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer."
Part I, "The Importance of Communicating with Your Doctor about Follow-Up Care," took place on April 22, and Part II, "Rediscovering Intimacy in Your Relationships Following Treatment," took place on May 13. Both workshops are archived on the CancerCare Web site.
No phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required. To access the archive or to register, go to http://www.CancerCare.org/TEW.