National Cancer Institute

  • National Cancer Institute securing online transactions

    The agency teams up with the SAFE BioPharma Association to digitally sign documents and improve the time it takes to get clinical trials going. NCI and the association are using the standards developed by the Federal Bridge. The two organizations are putting the concepts in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) into practice.

  • National Cancer Institute pays small business for breakthrough cancer ideas

    Michael Weingarten, the director of the SBIR development center at the National Cancer Institute, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain how the program got started and why it’s so important now.

  • National Cancer Institute hopes to find a cure in the cloud

    George Komatsoulis, the National Cancer Institute’s deputy director of the center for biomedical informatics and IT, and acting chief information officer, said through the Cloud Atlas Genome project, NCI is trying to reduce costs to access data by medical research institutions and to make sharing of the this data and collaboration easier.

  • National Cancer Institute hopes to find a cure in the cloud

    George Komatsoulis, the National Cancer Institute’s deputy director of the center for biomedical informatics and IT, and acting chief information officer, said through the Cloud Atlas Genome project, NCI is trying to reduce costs to access data by medical research institutions and to make sharing of the this data and collaboration easier. April 17, 2014

  • Silvia Inéz Salazar, National Cancer Institute

    The National Cancer Institute is trying to connect with its audience in new ways. Scientists in a user-experience lab are designing technologies and collecting data on customers’ experiences to understand the needs of cancer patients and researchers. Silvia Salazar is the Informatics Research Lab Manager at NCI. She shared details about the lab on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Dr. Steven Simon, National Cancer Institute

    The first atomic explosion took place seven decades ago, but there’s still fallout. The National Cancer Institute has embarked on a new study to examine cancer risks from that early detonation. Researchers want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may have been induced by the explosion called Trinity. Dr. Steven Simon, head of Dosimetry Unit of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

  • Rosenberg called ‘national treasure’ for immunotherapy work

    Dr. Steven Rosenberg believed in the viability of immunotherapy as an effective treatment for cancer when few others would.

  • Feds’ achievements in cancer research, food safety among SAMMIES winners

    The Partnership for Public Service announced this year’s list of winners for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

  • Dr. Steven Rosenberg: Life-saving effort leads to Employee of Year Award

    You believe you have the answer to a problem, but no one else believes you do. Many federal employees have been there over the years. Dr. Steven Rosenberg turned his belief into life-saving therapy that people call “a miracle” and last night he turned his belief into the Federal Employee of the Year Award at the Service to America Medals award ceremony. Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, talked to In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Cardin, Mikulski join group worried about premum increases for long-term-care

    In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Maryland’s two Senators write the Office of Personnel Management to express the concern they’re hearing from federal employees about the dramatic premium increases for the program.