publication date: Dec. 20, 2010

In this issue: 

NCI’s projected 2.7 percent budget increase for FY 2005 will be insufficient to cover the Institute’s commitments, Director Andrew von Eschenbach said. Planning for new programs will continue nonetheless. NCI is an elephant that will have to learn to dance, he said. NCI director’s new favorite metaphor has a long history, from “The Jungle Book” to a business memoir about IBM.

Also in this 8-page issue: House Committee on Energy and Commerce is investigating the collapse of the Institute for Cancer Prevention, which owes $5.7 million to NCI.

HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced his resignation.

American Cancer Society elected new officers.

Funding opportunties listed.

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