Navigation Links
Lombardi's Shields leads special journal focused on tobacco research
Date:12/3/2009

Washington, DC The study of tobacco has been the life-long focus of his research and now, Peter Shields, MD, deputy director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center, has led the effort to edit a special-edition of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP) dedicated to best research practices in tobacco science from researchers the world over.

The December issue of CEBP, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, is designed to provide researchers with the critical tools to conduct research directed to assisting decision-makers, such as those at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date research on tobacco use. The journal includes nine review articles by leading experts in the field and covers topics from clinical trail design to how to best assess toxicity levels in new tobacco products. Shields is lead investigator for a series of papers in the issue.

"The FDA will soon grapple with very challenging issues," Shields says. "It cannot ban tobacco entirely, and its policy makers will need to address a unique paradigm -- how to regulate and balance health risks with continued protection of an industry whose products harm and kill people when used as intended."

Shields says the special issue of CEBP will provide the FDA and those who serve on the FDA's tobacco advisory panel with a strong scientific context to move tobacco regulation forward.

"Still, it is evident that not much scientific data are available to support the type of tobacco regulation that we would like to have today which could lead to a substantial drop in the tobacco-related diseases and deaths," Shields explains. "Perhaps this lack of data will help drive more funding for this under-researched area. These papers identify the strengths, limitations and research gaps for a wide spectrum of tobacco research methods."

The reviews in CEBP will also help inform future research by describing some of the strategies that might be applied when assessing differences in product risk and harms. Additionally, the issue features several studies on lung cancer in minorities, risk for experimentation, the impact of popular culture and the effect of alternative products like herbal cigarettes.

Shields he has served as an expert witness on behalf of plaintiffs in tobacco-related litigation.


'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
215-514-9751
Georgetown University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer
2. Vaccine Shields Monkeys From Simian Form of HIV
3. Brooke Shields and the Makers of COPPERTONE(R) Join Together to Launch COPPERTONE(R) NutraShield(TM) - New Sunscreen Contains Antioxidants That Promote Natural Skin Repair
4. Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
5. Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema
6. Football helmet shields can protect against a kick in the face
7. Col. Robert E. Shields Joins Palmetto GBAs Board of Directors
8. Appropriate timing in the use of breast shields in children can further reduce MDCT radiation dose
9. Dust control research leads to a NIOSH grant to facilitate adoption of hazard controls
10. Detroit Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty in Medicare Fraud Scheme
11. UT leads collaborative initiative for innovative cancer research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... Columbia, SC (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... launched a line of classic American timber frame barn kits, which can be found ... are inspired by historic American barn plans, and they highlight the craftsmanship of ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... With over 60 percent of acute stroke survivors ... sustainable product to aid in the rehabilitation process has steadily increased. Ekso Bionics had ... with hemiplegia due to stroke. , Ekso Bionics has now received clearance from the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Killeen, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... with satisfying Army body fat composition regulations. This is the first time that ... are normally screened at least every six months to ensure they meet the prescribed ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... trusted name in the pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP ... certification (SIC), providing proof of successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, Pfizer, and 3M are ... court documents and SEC filings. A jury has returned a verdict of ... Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The jury awarded $22.8 million ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from a ... from the inside out.  This disease has put her ... her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  Because ... family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there is ... and Diana is left to wait for the bus. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016  Joe Marziani has joined VMS BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, ... his new role, Marziani will lead the company,s business development and sales team, exploring ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160523/371089 ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: