Blog Purpose and Policies

Purpose of This Blog

In this blog, we share updates with our many stakeholders about initiatives that the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) is spearheading to bring the nation closer to a complete and detailed understanding of the cancer burden. The blog's commentaries report on key collaborations and other efforts that aim to build an increasingly powerful and useful cancer surveillance infrastructure. We also highlight methods and technologies that are and will be essential for rapidly collecting, analyzing, interpreting, sharing, and applying cancer surveillance data.

This blog reflects CHTN's research priorities, and is intended to further CHTN's mission. In view of the national Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot, this is a critical time for the cancer community to focus on precision cancer surveillance.

How This Blog Works

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Frequency of Blog Articles

Every effort will be made to post new blog articles in a timely manner. We intend to post new articles approximately once per month.


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Linking and Disclaimer of Endorsement

This blog includes useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations' and individuals' blogs. This blog provides these links and pointers solely for our users' information and convenience.

When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving this blog and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. CHTN and this blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevant, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.

CHTN and this blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

CHTN and this blog do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

This blog's articles do not necessarily reflect those of the NCI, or of the federal government.


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