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Can Cancer Be Controlled?: National Cancer Institute Science Writers' Seminar

Posted Apr 21 2010 9:00pm
Can Cancer Be Controlled?: National Cancer Institute Science Writers' Seminar

What:            Please join us for a science writers' seminar to discuss new research findings and future
                       directions in cancer control research.  Among the topics discussed will be how personal
                       health genomics, e-health technologies, tobacco control, the American diet, and health
                       behaviors can influence cancer outcomes and impact cancer control efforts.  The seminar
                       will allow ample time for Q&A and interaction during the talks.

Who:             Experts from NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and the Centers for
                       Disease Control and Prevention:

                                  Energy Balance Related Health Behaviors and Cancer Survivorship
  Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., Associate Director, Applied Research Program

                                  Assessing the American Diet
Susan Krebs-Smith, Ph.D., Chief, Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch,
                                  Applied Research Program

                                  Hookahs, Snus, and New Challenges in Tobacco Control
Cathy Backinger, Ph.D., Chief, Tobacco Control Research
                                  Behavioral Research Program

                                  E-Health Technology—Can It Impact Cancer Outcomes?
Brad Hesse, Ph.D., Chief, Health Communications and Informatics Research Branch,
                                  Behavioral Research Program

                                  Personal Genomic Profiles: Can They Help in Cancer Prediction and Prevention?
Sheri D. Schully, Ph.D., Program Director,
                                  Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program

When:             Wednesday, May 19, 2010:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
                         Registration is at 8:45 a.m. Talks by experts begin at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and light
                         refreshments offered at the start of the seminar and during the coffee break.

Where:           National Institutes of Health
NCI Director’s Conference Room, Building 31, Room 11A01

How:               For reporters, please register for the seminar by contacting the NCI Office of Media
                        Relations at (301) 496-6641 or . Space is limited.



To learn more about cancer control at the NCI, please visit .

Follow us on Twitter @NCIMedia and use the hash tag #NCISWS to discuss the session with other participants.


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