publication date: Dec. 20, 2010

In this issue: 

In odd aftermath of FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan’s lecture, NCI Director Andrew von Eschenbach forwards the commissioner’s thank-you note to 3,000 NCI staff. The email blast follows FDA’s return of NCI’s gift to McClellan.

Also in this 8-page issue: NCI informatics project caBIG will “rapidly accelerate” cancer research, von Eschenbach says.

NCI plans 18 percent budget cuts for large R01s, smaller cuts to other research project grants. NCI treatment division director Ellen Feigal accepts position with Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoeniz, Ariz.

In the cancer centers: San Antonio Cancer Institute gets a new director, funding commitments.

UT Health Science Center dedicates new Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Funding opportunities listed.

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