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August 5, 2003
Vol. LV, No. 16

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Interested in an
'Adventure in Science?'

NCI Funds
Centers of Excellence
in Communications

A-76 Process
Protested at Rally

NIMH Outreach Program Meets in Santa Fe

Wisconsin Women's
Health Foundation Visits

7th Outdoor Free Film Festival, Aug. 15-24

Veterinary Students
Spend Day at NIH

CC Customer Service Honored

News Briefs

New Appointments



Study Subjects Sought

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives


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The NIH Record

New Research Approaches Explored
Seminar Examines Cancer in Women

By Carla Garnett

NCI's Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash

From body size to pathology standards, from high-tech advances to potential vaccine policy, a recent Women's Health Seminar looked at new ways of looking at cancers affecting women.

Its role in diabetes established, obesity is also being examined as a cancer risk factor. Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash, associate director of NCI's Applied Research Program, discussed anthropometrics — the study of body measurements — and how body size and shape may increase women's chances of getting cancer.
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Parking Relief on Horizon for NIH'ers

The raft of new construction, renovation and security projects that will eventually claim some 1,700 parking spaces on the Bethesda campus (see July 8 NIH Record) in coming months is planned to be offset, by fall 2004, by two new multi-level parking garages. This anticipated amelioration of an impending parking crunch was announced July 21 at the first meeting of a new trans-NIH parking committee headed by NIH deputy director for intramural research Dr. Michael Gottesman at the behest of NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni.
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