NCI/ASCO host science writers' seminar

December 14, 2007

WHAT: Online Science Writers' Webinar

NCI and ASCO will host an international event for journalists via the World Wide Web that will explore key issues surrounding cancer in the developing world. A panel of leading cancer experts from the United States, Africa, Asia and India will address the following (see agenda below): WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2007, 11:00 AM-1:00PM (EST)

WHERE: This is a virtual event that will be broadcast live via the Internet. Participants will need a telephone line to listen to the discussion and a high speed Internet connection to view the PowerPoint slide presentations. Call-in and login information will be provided upon registration.

RSVP: Advance Registration is Required. Please RSVP to either the NCI Office of Media Relations at 301-496-6641 or or the ASCO Communications Office at 703-519-2935 or by 4:00 PM (EST), Wednesday, December 19, 2007.


Science Writers' Seminar:

Thursday, December 20, 2007
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)

I. Welcome and Introduction - 11:00 AM
Moderator: Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.
President, American Society of Clinical Oncology

II. The Growing Cancer Burden:
Comparison of Domestic and Global Figures - 11:10 AM
Lynn Ries, M.S.
SEER Cancer Registry, NCI

III. The State of Cancer Prevention, Screening and Treatment:
Perspectives from the Developing World - 11:20 AM

A. China: Tony Mok, M.D.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

B. India: Ketayun Dinshaw, M.D.
Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay

C. Nigeria: Clement Adebayo Adebamowo, M.D.
University College Hospital, Lagos

Q & A for International Speakers - 11:50 AM

IV. Finding Solutions - 12:05 PM

A. Overview of Major Initiatives Around the Globe
Deirdre Lawrence, Ph.D., Tobacco Control Research Branch, NCI
Joe Harford, Ph.D., Director, Office of International Affairs, NCI

B. NCI Initiatives
Joe Harford, Ph.D.

C. ASCO Initiatives
Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.

V. Q & A - 12:45 PM

American Society of Clinical Oncology

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