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News for Year 2012


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

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11/07/2012 Upcoming Childhood Obesity Virtual Forum panelists will include the NTP Director and Director of OHAT
06/26/2012 New CEBS File Assists Database Collaboration

National Toxicology Program (NTP)

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10/25/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available
10/04/2012 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting and request for comments
07/09/2012 NTP announces meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM)
06/26/2012 New CEBS File Assists Database Collaboration
04/25/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available
04/25/2012 Dr. Birnbaum testifies before Congress on the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
04/25/2012 NTP announces Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting and request for comments
02/08/2012 NTP Fact Sheet on Ginkgo now available
01/19/2012 NTP Quarterly News Update now available

NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)

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10/10/2012 ICCVAM makes recommendations to federal agencies on using fewer animals to identify chemical eye hazards
08/29/2012 NICEATM announces an “International Workshop on Alternatives to the Murine Histamine Sensitization Test (HIST) for Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: State of the Science and the Path Forward”
07/26/2012 NICEATM announces an “International Workshop on Alternative Methods for Leptospira Vaccine Potency Testing: State of the Science and the Way Forward.”
07/23/2012 NICEATM announces the evaluation of up-and-down procedure for acute dermal systemic toxicity testing; requests expert panel nominations & data
07/23/2012 NICEATM announces the nomination of an in vitro test method for the identification of contact allergens: request for comments & data
07/13/2012 NICEATM announces the evaluation of in vitro tests for identifying eye injury hazard potential of chemicals & products: Requests expert panel nominations and data
06/13/2012 NICEATM announces the availability of the Draft Five-Year Plan (2013-2017) for the NICEATM-ICCVAM and request for comments
06/13/2012 NICEATM announces the availability of the Biennial Progress Report 2010-2011: ICCVAM
04/13/2012 NICEATM announces call for nominations of High Throughput Screening (HTS) assays for the TOX21 Initiative
02/27/2012 NICEATM announces availability of U.S. Federal agency responses to ICCVAM test method recommendations on the use of the murine LLNA for potency categorization of chemicals causing ACD
02/14/2012 NICEATM announces availability of an ICCVAM Evaluation Report And Recommendations on the Usefulness and Limitations of the Lumi-Cell® Er (BG1LUC ER TA) Test Method

Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT)

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08/15/2012 NTP announces availability of Draft NTP Monograph on Developmental Effects and Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Cancer Chemotherapy Use During Pregnancy; request for comments and peer review panel meeting
07/13/2012 OHAT requests public comments on a nomination on Air Pollution and Children's Health

Office of the Report on Carcinogens (ORoC)

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11/02/2012 RoC request for nominations of scientific experts for the evaluation of pentachlorophenol
10/18/2012 NTP announces the availability of information on Candidate Substances currently being reviewed by the Office of the RoC
01/19/2012 RoC requests public comments on nominations and call for additional nominations to the RoC