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    Cancer Research and the Federal Budget

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about the effects of national debt and the federal budget on cancer research.

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

    Francis Collins testified on the fiscal year 2014 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He used computer displays during his testimony. The directors of five NIH…

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    Cancer Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about advances in cancer research, funding for research, the method used for allocating funds to the various types of cancer, and the possibility that…

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    Book Discussion on The Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co., 2009). Dr. Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute is a former director of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Art and Politics of Science

    Harold Varmus talked about his book The Art and Politics of Science (W.W. Norton and Co.; February 2, 2009). A former graduate student in English literature, he talked about his series of…

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    Science and Ethics of Cloning

    Public Health and Safety Subcommittee members held a hearing about the science and ethics of clone. Researchers and ethicists, including the Scottish scientist who successfully cloned…

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    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    The witnesses testified about whether or not it is ethical to use human embryos for research. Senator Specter explained that stem cells can grow into any kind of bodily tissue;…

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    The Ethics of Cloning

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the ethics of cloning and biotechnological research. Dr. Varmus said that a “rush to legislate” against human cloning research may…

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    National Institutes of Health

    Witnesses testified regarding the National Institutes of Health and biomedical research. Members of the committee were interested in how NIH funding, which was increased by 100% in the…

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    Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer

    The subcommittee heard testimony on breast cancer research and the drug tamoxifen. Studies have shown that a daily dose of tamoxifen reduced the incidence of breast cancer by 45…

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    U.S. Commitment to Global Health

    Harold Varmus delivered an address on global health planning to the 2008 David E. Barnes Global Health Lecture. Dr. Varmus is the co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s…

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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Secretary Shalala announced the formation of the National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development. The task force is designed to identify and remove any barriers to developing effective…

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    National Institute of Health Research Funding

    The committee heard testimony on how the National Institute of Health determines its allocations for disease research.

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    Hatfield Research Center Groundbreaking

    Participants celebrated the beginning of construction on the Mark Hatfield Clinical Research Center. Vice President Gore was among the dignitaries who spoke at the event. He noted…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Following an introduction by Mr. Varmus and Secretary Shalala, Ms. Clinton discussed the president’s health care reform plan and the effects it will have on medical and…

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    Breast Cancer Drug Study

    Dr. Klausner and others briefed reporters on a new study of the benefits and side effects of tamoxifen. The study showed that this drug which has been used to treat breast cancer…

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    Patient-Based Organizations in Medical Research

    Mr. Varmus talked about the importance of research at the National Institutes of Health and proposed that greater interaction between the scientific community and patient advocacy…

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    AIDS Research

    After meeting with President Clinton, Secretary Shalala and several AIDS experts talked to reporters. They talked about the state of AIDS research. December 1 is World AIDS Day.

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    New Foods and the Nation's Health

    Secretary Shalala delivered opening remarks at a two-day conference on “Health, Science and Food for America” and introduced a videotaped greeting by the first lady. The…

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    National Institutes of Health Research Budget

    Dr. Varmus discussed the federal funding for cancer, AIDS, and heart disease research. He also described the history of the National Institutes of Health.

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