publication date: Dec. 20, 2010

In this issue: 

NCI advisors approved in concept the Institute’s plan to spend $24 million over five years for research on “patient navigator” programs.

NCI Board of Scientific Advisors also approved a new SBIR grant program for research on circulating cells in cancer detection.

Also in this 8-page issue: David Hohn elected board chairman of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

FDA says new tools needed to speed therapeutics development.

Senate confirms McClellan to head CMS. NCI “redeploys” $54.5 million cut from divisions to fund strategic initiatives.

CDC study finds obesity may become leading preventable cause of death; NIH research plan drafted.

Funding opportunities listed.

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