NCI Director Out of Touch with His Agency and with the Major Characteristics of Breast & Prostate Cancer Funding

Out-takes from an Interview in August 2013 with Brian Lamb, a journalist and the founder, executive chairman, and now retired CEO of C-SPAN  which provides coverage of the U,S. Congress as well as other public affairs events and Francis Collins an American physican-genetist who currently is the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. [...]

Clinical Trials – An Alternative Method to Locate A Trial

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial but just can not figure out how to navigate the government's clinical trial web page (  you could call 1-800-4-CANCER for assistance.  This number will put you in touch with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Center for Cancer Research. The operators who answer the phone [...]

Teleconference – A New PROSPECT for Prostate Cancer Patients this Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Malecare will be holding a free teleconference this Tuesday, April 30 at 6.m. I will be speaking with Dr. James Gulley who is the Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the National Cancer Institute and the Director of the Clinical Trials Group. He also serves as a Senior Investigator within [...]

Harold E. Varmus, M.D. Nominated to be the Director of the National Cancer Institute – Is It Good or Bad for Cancer Survivors?

President Barack Obama has nominated Harold E. Varmus, M.D., the Nobel Prize-winning scientist for studies showing how certain normal genes could cause cancer when they went awry; to serve as the 14th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Varmus served as director of the National Institutes of Health in the 1990s, a period [...]

National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Plan to Accelerate Cancer Research Announced

At the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009 in Denver, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D., announced major details, such as funding more grants, development of a platform for personalized cancer care, and an accelerated cancer genetics program, that will move cancer research forward in this new economic environment. [...]

The Economic Bailout – Funding for Cancer Research

On Tuesday, we will be inaugurating a new president, President Elect Obama. Obama has inherited a country in severe financial distress, unemployment rates are at an amazingly high rate, bankruptcy filing at a new high and the real state market has crashed. No matter where you turn, there are houses in foreclosure and most people’s [...]

Understanding NCI: Toll-Free Teleconference on the Clinical Trials Advisory Committee

NCI’s Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR) will host its third teleconference, Understanding the Role of NCI’s Clinical Trials Advisory Committee, on Wednesday, May 21, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., EST. The featured speakers are: Dr. Sheila Prindiville, Director, Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials, NCI’s Office of the Director; Ms. Susan Leigh, Advocate Member, CTAC; Col. [...]