Cancer patients, their loved ones, and advocates will be able to speak to National Cancer Institute director Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach during a teleconference on Monday, September 19th at 1 pm. Dr. von Eschenbach will speak about the NCI Challenge Goal — Eliminating Suffering and Death Due to Cancer by 2015: The Future of Cancer Research.
Dr. von Eschenbach will be joined by Doug Ulman, the chair of the NCI Directorâ€™s Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG) and Col..(Ret) Jim Williams, a cancer advocate member of the DCLG.
Callers will be able to ask questions during the conference.
The call is free at 1-888-889-1957. **Enter the passcode 2015# to join the conference**
Additional teleconferences are planned for October 19, November 9, and December 16,2005.
If you are unable to be part of the live conference call, playbacks will be available at 1-866-443-2931 until October 20, 2005.
[For more information about the September 19 NCI conference call.](http://la.cancer.gov/specificflyerseptember.pdf)
[Understanding NCI:Toll-free Teleconference Series](http://la.cancer.gov/generalflyer.pdf)