Welcome to the State-of-the-Science web site, where you will find audiovisual presentations and transcripts from State-of-the-Science meetings, along with links to related information. A pilot project of the National Cancer Institute, these meetings usually are designed to encourage participants to:
Discuss obstacles to translating basic research into clinical practice
Identify critical questions that are of the highest priority for clinical investigation.
Review the implications for design of phase III trials
State-of- the-Science meetings are held at least annually in certain selected diseases. Each meeting focuses on a specific aspect of research in one disease and involves small groups of clinical and basic scientists with the relevant expertise from cancer centers, clinical trials Cooperative Groups, academic medical centers, industry, and advocacy organizations.
The presentations and recommendations are posted here shortly after each meeting to make them generally accessible, encourage education, and foster collaboration among professionals in the scientific community.
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