HDFCCC Member Update

member announcement for 3/23/2015
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Thank you to all who participated in the HDFCCC retreat and Symposium 2015!


HDFCCC Speakers/Programmatic Events Selected Seminars, Conferences, Symposia, Retreats UPCOMING

Mar 30, 31, April 1st: Ken Burns film "Cancer the Emperor of All Maladies" will air on PBS

This television event will be a spectacular opportunity to have cancer research in the public eye. UCSF's contributions will be highlighted in several key areas. Please take note of broadcast times on KQED.

March 30, 9pm: Magic Bullets (#101) The search for a "cure" for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science, spanning centuries and continents. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s, introduces the modern era of chemotherapy, eventually galvanizing a "war on cancer."
March 31, 9pm: The Blind Men and the Elephant (#102)
This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a "war on cancer" by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available. Not until the late 1990s do advances in research begin to translate into more precise targeted therapies with breakthrough drugs.
April 1, 9pm: Finding The Achilles Heel (#103)
This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. By the second decade of the 2000s, the bewildering complexity of the cancer cell yields to a more ordered picture, revealing new vulnerabilities and avenues of attack. Perhaps most exciting is the prospect of harnessing the human immune system to defeat cancer.
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Notes & Resources


The format for NIH biosketches is changing!
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> Please see the NIH guide for complete details.

The new format extends the page limit for the biosketch from four to five pages. It also allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research.

The new biosketches include the following sections: Personal Statement, Positions and Honors, Contribution to Science (including publications), and Research Support.


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