Cancer Currents for April 2008

News and Notes
First Annual Integrative Biology Symposium Scheduled for April 30
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The First Annual Dartmouth Integrative Biology Symposium hosts invited speakers who are the intellectual and innovative leaders in their respective fields of genomics, proteomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and systems biology.? The purpose of the symposium is to make the research and medical communities aware not only of the latest cutting edge ideas and progress in systems biology but to also raise awareness of the exciting advances in the different areas of integrative biology we have made recently at Dartmouth. The symposium is being held Wednesday, April 30 at Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College and is free of charge. Click here to see the schedule of Symposium activites.

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day

On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, from 4 - 8 p.m. Norris Cotton Cancer Center will host Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Day. Come join us for a free mouth cancer screening, presentations about head and neck cancer, the role that tobacco plays in these cancers, complimentary food and beverages, and the chance to win an iPod Shuffle.

NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration Meeting

On March 25, the statewide collaboration working to reduce the burden of cancer in New Hampshire held its third annual meeting in Concord. With a focus on Cancer Surveillance and Survivorship, the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration conference presented a range of topics from cancer screening to strategies for managing the ongoing care of cancer survivors. CCC Chairperson, Lynn Butterly, MD, updated attendees on the Collaboration's progress. Other Dartmouth presenters included Ira Byock, MD, speaking on the Continuum of Cancer Care, and Candice Aitken, MD, discussing Technical Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer. More information about the NHCCC can be found at their website at

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Course and Exam

The SoCRA course and exam will be held here at DHMC on May 2 and 3, 2008. There is plenty of room for more people to register, but applications -- complete with application fee of $195 for the exam and $295 for the optional study course -- must be received by noon this Friday, April 4th. The study course will be held Friday, May 2 and the exam is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 8AM - noon. The website for information on the course is For more information on the exam, see

The 8th C. Everett Koop Lecture on Medical Informatics

The 8th C. Everett Koop Lecture on Medical Informatics will be held on April 11, 2008 at 12:00pm in Auditoriums E&F. The speaker will be John Halamka, MD, MS, Chief Information Officer of Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI), Chairman of the New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN), and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical Schoo. His address will be about "Connecting Patients, Providers, and Payers."