Archive for 2012

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Alan Rabson Receives AACI Special Recognition Award

Arnold Rabson, M.D., left, accepts the Special Recognition Award from AACI, on behalf of his father, Alan S. Rabson, M.D.

The Association of American Cancer Institutes recently honored Alan S. Rabson, M.D., with a Special Recognition Award that recognized his achievements over five decades at the National Cancer Institute, as a deputy director, pathologist, cancer researcher, administrator, and clinical advisor.  The award also celebrates his numerous discoveries in virology and authorship of more than 100 [...]

The beneficial role of bacteria that live in the skin

A research team at NIH, including Heidi Kong, M.D., at NCI, has found that bacteria that normally live in the skin may help protect the body from infection. As the largest organ of the body, the skin represents a major site of interaction with microbes in the environment. Although immune cells in the skin protect against harmful organisms, until now, it has not been known if the millions of naturally occurring—and normally harmless—commensal bacteria in the skin, collectively known as the skin microbiota, also have a beneficial role.

Harold Varmus Speaks at National Press Club

National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus, M.D., was a guest of the Morning Newsmaker Program of the National Press Club on Sept. 25, 2012. His presentation was titled “What Impedes Cancer Research?”