There may be a new, more effective method for treating high-risk neuroblastoma, according to scientists at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and collaborators in the Cancer and Inflammation Program at NCI at Frederick. Together, the groups published a study describing a previously unrecognized protein on neuroblastoma cells, called GPC2, as well as the creation of a novel antibody-drug conjugate, a combination of a human antibody and a naturally occurring anticancer drug, that locates and binds to GPC2 in a highly efficient way.
Next time you walk through Building 549 at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick campus, make sure you check out the bright new mural adorning the walls outside the auditorium. A collaboration between the Office of Scientific Operations and Scientific Publications, Graphics and Media, the mural evokes the goals and efforts of the Frederick National Lab and NCI at Frederick.
Last year, scientists from Yale University published the results of a study showing that people who read books for at least 30 minutes each day may live almost two years longer than people who don’t read. It’s the perfect reason to visit the 17th Annual Book & Media Swap at the Scientific Library, where you can pick up free books during the month of November.
The NCI Director’s Awards & Appreciation Ceremony began with a video of NCI employees talking about their roles, whether in transportation, nursing, IT, or research. Many spoke of family members who have or had cancer, and all were proud to be able to contribute to NCI’s mission.
Winter is once again upon us. Here are some informational tidbits to help you better understand what to expect during inclement weather events via FAQs, contact information, and a snow removal priority map, as well as some important safety tips. Enjoy!