The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Liaison Activities first monthly teleconference in a new “Understanding NCI” series was a resounding success. Over 100 members of cancer advocacy organizations, survivors, family, and friends participated in the teleconference which included a question and answer period. NCI Director Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach spoke about “Eliminating Suffering and Death Due to Cancer by 2015: The Future of Cancer Research.” The call was moderated by Mr. Doug Ulman who chairs the NCI Director’s Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG). He also addressed the question “What is the role of the advocacy community in the future of cancer research?” DCLG Member Col. (Ret.) Jim Williams set the tone for the teleconference with remarks on “What I’ve learned about cancer research as an advocate and member of the DCLG.”
This teleconference is available in its entirety by calling toll-free 1-866-443-2931. The instant replay will be available until October 20, 2005, at 5:30 p.m. (EST). For more information on this and other teleconferences in the series please go here.