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September 10, 2003 - Volume 25 - Issue 17
pp: 4-77

Cancer Challenge to Government Limits on Stem Cell Research

Peck, Peggy

Oncology Times. 25(17):17-19, September 10, 2003.

It is time to actively challenge the decision that federally funded stem cell should be limited to 64 defined precursor cell lines, cancer researchers said at a public policy forum at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

The Rhoads Not Given: The Tainting of the Cornelius P. Rhoads Memorial Award

Rosenthal, Eric T.

Oncology Times. 25(17):19-20, September 10, 2003.

What happens when an organization learns that one of its long-established, prestigious awards was named for an individual of less-than-sterling reputation? Here's how AACR faced that dilemma.

New Medicines in Development for Cancer: Part I

Oncology Times. 25(17):58,61-62, September 10, 2003.

The latest Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America survey shows a total of 395 cancer-related medicines in the pipeline—70 for lung cancer, 49 for breast cancer, 48 for colorectal cancer, and 44 for prostate cancer, and selected others for kidney, pancreatic, brain, skin, ovarian, and other cancers, as well as those designed to improve the quality of life for people undergoing cancer treatment.

Obesity-Cancer Link: Public Awareness Rises, But Eating Behavior Changes Little

Eastman, Peggy

Oncology Times. 25(17):6-8, September 10, 2003.

A study by the American Institute for Cancer Research shows that 10% more people now realize that obesity is a risk factor for cancer compared with two years ago, but eating behavior has not changed. Portion control is also problematic, with portion sizes increasing steadily, and Americans unconsciously eating as much as 56% more when served those extra amounts.

Renal Cell Carcinoma: Roundup of Latest Detection & Treatment Methods Indicates Slow Pace of Progress

Goodman, Alice

Oncology Times. 25(17):12,15-17, September 10, 2003.

Although progress has been made in the management of renal cell carcinoma over the last decade, the disease remains a treatment challenge.

First International Conference on Cancer on the Internet: Today's ‘E-Patient’—Online, Proactive, & Independent

Lindsey, Heather

Oncology Times. 25(17):31-32, September 10, 2003.

Cancer professionals need to be prepared to care for today's well-informed ‘e-patient’—online, proactive, and independent.