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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

FY 2015 at a Glance

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Timeline of Events

Highlighted activities of NTP in FY 2015.

WV Water Sampling

West Virginia Chemical Spill Research Program

NTP published study findings of a research program to characterize the toxicity of the chemicals spilled into the West Virginia Elk River in 2014.

Warren Casey

NTP Partners with EPA to Develop Testing Plan to Replace Animal Use

Scientists at EPA and NICEATM have developed and validated a new approach to replace tests currently used in the EPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.

Dr. Behl

NTP Scientists Presented SAN Trimer Results at Toms River Public Meeting

EPA invited NTP scientists to discuss studies on the contaminant styrene-acrylonitrile trimer (SAN trimer), in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, a Reich Farm Superfund site.

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Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas

The Web-based NTP Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas contains hundreds of high-quality images and diagnostic guidelines for nonneoplastic lesions in experimental rodent models.

Dr. French

Diversity Outbred Mice May Predict Potential Human Responses to Chemical Exposures

NTP researchers found that a genetically diverse mouse model may better predict the potential range of response to chemical exposures observed among humans compared to traditional mouse models.

13th Report on Carcinogens

13th Report on Carcinogens Published

The 13th Report on Carcinogens was released in October 2014 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Handbook for Preparing Report on Carcinogens Monographs

NTP released the Handbook for Preparing Report on Carcinogens Monographs which provides instructions related to potential listings in the report.

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Handbook for Conducting Systematic Reviews

The Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) published the Handbook for Conducting a Literature-Based Health Assessment Using OHAT Approach for Systematic Review and Evidence Integration.

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Completed Technical Reports

NTP studies are published in NTP report series after undergoing peer review. Technical reports that have been published in FY 2015, or are expected for peer review in FY 2016 are listed.

Technical Report 546 and Tox Report 72 text books

Evaluating the Impact of NTP: a Case Study on Hexavalent Chromium

NTP developed and applied a methodical approach to broadly assess the program’s impact on stakeholders, using hexavalent chromium as a case study.

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NTP Impact on Regulatory Agencies

Federal and state regulatory agencies use NTP study data and recommendations in considering the need to regulate and test specific chemicals to protect human health.


Databases and Resources

NTP provides a variety of resources for public use including databases and software.

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Additional Activities

Additional meetings with stakeholders and the scientific community in which NTP participated.

Full Bookshelf


Full citations for NTP reports, journal publications, and book chapters published during FY 2015.