Archive for 2002

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Garlic and Cancer Prevention

Food and Cancer

Garlic is the edible bulb from a plant in the lily family. Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, shallots and chives are classified as members of the Allium genus. Thus, they are commonly described as Allium vegetables.

A Public-Private Partnership Between NCI and Avon

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On October 1, 2002, NCI and the Avon Foundation announced six grant awards from their public-private partnership to fund clinical research on breast cancer. These initial “Progress for Patients” awards represent the first step in a multi-year process that both organizations expect will give a boost to efforts to find treatments and an eventual cure for breast cancer.

BenchMarks talked to the NCI head of this collaboration, Jorge Gomez, M.D., Ph.D., and got his views on the uniqueness of this partnership as well as its future potential.

What Are SPOREs?

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In 1992, the NCI established the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to promote interdisciplinary research and to speed the exchange between basic and clinical science to move basic research findings from the laboratory to applied settings involving patients and populations. The goal of the SPORE program is to bring to clinical care settings novel ideas that have the potential to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, improve survival, and to improve the quality of life.