|EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 1997
4:30 PM Eastern Time
NCI Press Office
NCI Announces Initiative with Ortho Biotech for Cancer Survivor Issues
Leader's Guide suggesting several different ways to use kit materials to
design a program to meet the needs of specific target audiences.
Thirty-minute videotape featuring cancer survivors describing their experiences with
Reference Materials Manual with cancer survivorship resources, including
NCI fact sheets, journal articles, and resource lists that can be reproduced for training
"Ortho Biotech recognizes the need for high-quality health care and enhanced support
systems to address the issues facing cancer survivors, as well as their friends and family," said Carol Webb,
president, Ortho Biotech Inc. "We are pleased to support this project and proud to work with the National
Cancer Institute on The Cancer Journey."
For more information about The Cancer Journey: Issues for Survivors training program,
health professionals are encouraged to contact the Cancer Information Service at
The National Cancer Institute is the Federal government's primary cancer research agency.
NCI is a component of the National Institutes of Health of the Departments of Health and Human Services.
Ortho Biotech Inc. was established in 1990 as the biotechnology subsidiary of Johnson &
Johnson. The company markets and develops products in oncology, immunology, and surgery.
For more information about cancer, visit NCI's Website for patients, public and the mass media at
http://rex.nci.nih.gov or NCI's main website at http://www.nci.nih.gov.
Cancer Information ServiceToll-free phone number: 18004CANCER (18004226237)
The Cancer Information Service (CIS), a national information and education network, is a free public
service of the NCI, the Nation's primary agency for cancer research. The CIS meets the
information needs of patients, the public, and health professionals. Specially trained staff provide the latest
scientific information in understandable language. CIS staff answer questions in English and Spanish and
distribute NCI materials.