Provocative Questions in Cancer Research: National Cancer Institute Science Writers’ Seminar
What: Please join us for a science writers’ seminar to discuss various aspects of one of NCI’s signature efforts — the Provocative Questions project. Discussion will focus on the scientific research that surrounds some of these questions. The seminar will allow ample time for QA and interaction during the talks.
Who: Experts from NCI include:
The Provocative Questions Program: An overview
Ed Harlow, Ph.D., special advisor to the NCI Director
How can drugs, such as aspirin or metformin, which are used for other medical
indications, protect against cancer?
Asad Umar, Ph.D., chief, Gastrointestinal Other Cancers Research Group, NCI/
Brandy Heckman, Ph.D, program director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research
How do we improve tumor detection and characterization with diagnostic
Lalitha Shankar, M.D., Ph.D., branch chief, Clinical Trials Branch, Cancer Imaging
Can we develop preclinical models that better predict the efficacy of new
drugs and drug combinations?
Glen Merlino, Ph.D., chief, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, NCI
When: Monday, December 10, 2012: 2:00- 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Registration is at 1:45 p.m. Talks by experts begin at 2:00 p.m.
Where: National Institutes of Health: Building 31, Room 11A01
How: For reporters, please register for the seminar by contacting the NCI Press Office at (301)
496-6641 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. If you are unable to attend in
person, you may participate online: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/sws_pq/.