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March 6, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 5


Heavy Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer Deaths in Miners

Diesel-powered equipment used in underground mining Long-awaited results from an epidemiological study of workers in non-metal mines suggest that exposure to exhaust from diesel-powered equipment in mines is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. Even exposure to moderate levels of diesel exhaust was associated with some increased risk of death from the disease among underground miners. The findings are from the Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study (DEMS). Read more > >


Roger Daltry of The Who

A Conversation with The Who's Roger Daltrey about Teen Cancer Centers

For the past 12 years, the rock singer has been an outspoken advocate for teens and young adults with cancer. He spoke recently with the NCI Cancer Bulletin about his latest activities and the importance of this often overlooked segment of the cancer patient community.



  • Update

    • NCI's Goes Mobile
    • NCI Launches Smokefree Texting Service in Spanish
  • Notes

    • In Memoriam: Dr. Renato Dulbecco
    • Cyberseminar Will Explore How to Customize Health Materials
    • Public Comment Sought on Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
    • National Cancer Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2012


Coverage of AACR Annual Meeting

NCI at AACR 2012 tileThe American Association for Cancer Research's 103rd Annual Meeting will take place March 31–April 4 in Chicago, IL. Click on the tile to learn more about sessions with NCI staff and activities at the NCI exhibit booth. Look for highlights from the meeting in the April 3 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.


Selected articles from past issues of the NCI Cancer Bulletin are available in Spanish.

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