Media Advisory

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

National Cancer Institute Hosts Science Writers’ Seminar on Second Cancers


NCI Science Writers’ Seminar Series
Please join us for our latest science writers’ seminar on new cancers that arise in people whose first cancer occurred in a different site in their body. Presentations will be in an interactive classroom format with ample time for questions.

The topics will include discussion of a just released monograph on multiple primary tumors. In addition to discussing multiple primaries, four prominent scientists will discuss the incidence and prevalence of such cancers, their possible causes, and how they are treated in the clinic.


Rochelle Curtis, M.A.: New malignancies among cancer survivors
Crystal Mackall, M.D.: Clinical care of cancer patients who develop second cancers
Lois Travis, M.D., Sc.D.: Second cancers — an overview
Peggy Tucker, M.D.: The effect of genetic susceptibility on second cancers


Wednesday, January 24, 2007: 9:45 a.m. — Noon
Registration will be at 9:45 a.m. Talks by experts from NCI and other research institutes will begin at 10:00 a.m. A coffee break will occur about 11:00 a.m.


NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center, Room F1/F2 Bethesda, Md.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop on the Metro’s Red Line. For transportation, parking and security at NIH, go to


To register for the seminar, please contact the NCI Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-6641 or at

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