Tuesday, December 28, 2010
NCI announces plans to reinvigorate clinical trials, December 23, 2010 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Note: see second post for list of groups (international)
"Consolidation of cooperative group program is designed to bring enhanced efficiencies to oncological sciencesThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) has announced major changes to be made in the long-established Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program ....."http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/NCI/clinical-trials-cooperative-group ...... For more information about cancer, please visit the NCI Web site at http://www.cancer.gov or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)....."
Note: King Tut (died at the age of 19) is one example of inbreeding (genetics) in 'high society' with some recent and intriguing research findings regarding his family history, marriage and mummified remains of his apparent two children
Link to NY Times article
Link to Nature review (abstract)
Nature Reviews Cancer 10, 728-733 (October 2010) | doi:10.1038/nrc2914
Science and society: Cancer: an old disease, a new disease or something in between?