publication date: Dec. 20, 2010

In this issue: 

A series of personal injury suits filed in Los Angeles earlier this month alleges that a charity established by the financier Michael Milken, in conjunction with prostate cancer researchers nationwide, engaged in systematic promotion of PC-Spes, a “nutraceutical” that was sold as a mixture of Chinese herbs, but was laced with prescription drugs.

Also in this 12-page issue: ASCO urges freeze of Medicare payments for chemotherapy at 2004 levels for next two years.

NCI director creates four new deputy director positions to manage the Institute.

Five NCAB members complete terms.

Breast surgeon and advocate Susan Love weds surgeon Helen Cooksey in San Francisco.

Funding opportunities listed.

NIH Director Zerhouni to discuss Roadmap initiatives Feb. 27.

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