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Results of NSLT to be Presented at AACR Meeting

November 9, 2010

Results of the NCI’s National Lung Cancer Screening Trial to be presented at the Ninth Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference.

As seen on the news last week, Christine Berg, M.D., of the Early Detection Research Group at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, will be presenting the initial results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial, which showed a clear benefit with CT scans for lung cancer screening.

The press conference will take place at 2:00 p.m. ET in room 203A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 32,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 18,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. Including Cancer Discovery, the AACR publishes seven major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. AACR journals represented 20 percent of the market share of total citations in 2009. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists.

Media Contact:
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(267) 646-0557
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