February 02-04, 2004
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Simmons Biomedical Research Building
6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
The EDRN Steering Committee met to share information on current ongoing projects including: biomarkers validation studies; discuss and conduct a review of the Network's infrastructure and specific responsibilities of the CEC, BDL, BVL, DMCC, and the NCI in a large scale validation study; EDRN preparations for fulfilling the "NIH road map" and the "NCI strategic plan"; report on the Network's collaboration with lung SPORE; review of policies and procedures for collaboration on biological specimens; review the progress in technology development for early detection; discuss the enrolment of new associate members; specific discussions will be conducted by the network collaborative groups (Breast and Gynecologic Cancers; G.I. and Other Associated Cancers; Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Cancers; Prostate and Urologic Cancers).