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CCDI Holds Year’s First Community Forum

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Dr. Subhashini Jagu of NCI answers questions at a fall 2023 CCDI forum.

Join the National Cancer Institute’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI) on Monday, Mar. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. ET for its first Community Forum of 2024.

Community forums are part of CCDI’s ongoing webinar series and provide an open space for discussion and insights. 

The event will cover topics aimed at advancing understanding of childhood cancer and accelerating research efforts. Highlights include: 

  • Expansion of the Molecular Characterization Initiative
  • Update on the Coordinated Pediatric and Young Adult Rare Cancer Initiative and collaboration with the European Union Outcomes from February’s Genomic Harmonization Task Force meeting 
  • Highlights of CCDI-funded project successes 

Beyond providing important CCDI updates, the forum looks for active input. Contribute to the conversation by sharing questions and feedback during the Q&A session. Engagement is crucial and can help shape the future of CCDI. 

CCDI webinars are free and open to the public, though registration is required to receive the event link. For more information, including past event recordings, visit Also, explore to conveniently enroll in any available CCDI events. 

Individuals with a disability who need reasonable accommodation should email as soon as possible.

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