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June 23, 2017 at 10AM EDTSponsored by the NIH Data Science Special Interest GroupNational Library of Medicine

The NIH Data Science Special Interest Group is proud to host the webinar Global Perspective on Biobanking and Access to Samples on Friday June 23, 2017 at 10 am EDT. Biobanking leaders from around the world will discuss the challenges and obstacles in sharing and accessing samples and their associated data. The discussion will also address samples that are scarce and how to overcome challenges associated with obtaining these samples. The online audience will be able to send questions directly to the panelists through the GoToWebinar interface. We hope the webinar will facilitate further discussion on these issues and generate new ideas for possible solution and collaboration.

Panelists include:

Jonathan Pevsner, Professor, at the Dept. of Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Presentation:... Read more

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The revised American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual1 was recently released with a new staging system for all cancer cases diagnosed on or after January 1, 2018.  The 8th edition of the Cancer Staging Manual represents an important step in refining the anatomic staging system traditionally based on primary tumor extent and nodal and distant metastasis (TNM) by including non-anatomic factors in prognostic groupings.  While the TNM components remain purely anatomic, many of the staging algorithms in the 8th edition of the Cancer Staging Manual incorporate molecular and serologic factors into new staging systems designed to reflect the current state of medical knowledge and the natural history and prognosis of cancers.  Some of the noteworthy advances in this edition include:

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