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NIH Official Barbara Rimer to Discuss Cancer Control Research

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DURHAM, N.C. - Barbara K. Rimer, director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), will discuss the latest strategies for cancer prevention and control at a public lecture May 15 at Duke University Hospital.

Rimer, nationally known for her advocacy of programs promoting the early detection of breast cancer, headed Duke's cancer control and prevention program prior to joining the NCI, which is one of the National Institutes of Health.

Her talk, "New Directions in Cancer Control: Implications for Aging," is part of the Distinguished Guest Lecture Series sponsored by Duke's Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She will highlight new paths in cancer control research, including use of new media to improve cancer prevention and early detection, as well as application of research to older adults.

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