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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

FY 2018 at a Glance

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FY 2018 Timeline

Highlighted NTP activities in FY 2018.

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Completed NTP Reports and Publications

NTP studies are published in various NTP report series after undergoing peer review. NTP reports published in FY 2018 or expected for peer review in FY 2019 are listed. Full citations for NTP reports, journal publications, and book chapters published during FY 2018 are provided as an appendix to this section.

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NTP Public Health Impact

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

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Brian Berridge Takes the Helm at the National Toxicology Program

As NTP’s new Associate Director, Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., hopes to help NTP integrate cutting-edge toxicology methods, including animal studies, cell-based toxicity testing, and data intensive computer modeling.

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Tox Challenge – Stage Two Winners Announced

NTP names five winners of stage two of the Transform Toxicity Testing Challenge for producing practical new rapid chemical testing technologies.

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Roadmap to Guide Progress Toward Replacing Animal Use

The newly published "Strategic Roadmap for Establishing New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States” will guide progress toward replacing use of animals for safety testing of drugs and chemicals in the United States.

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NTP Releases Findings from Two CLARITY-BPA Study Components

The newly released draft CLARITY-BPA report presents research from an initiative to studying the full range of potential health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA).

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NTP Cell Phone Studies – Experts Recommend Elevated Conclusions

A panel of external scientific experts convened by NTP recommended that some conclusions be changed to indicate stronger evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) caused tumors in rats.

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Federal Partners Put Tox21 Plan into Action

The new Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) strategic plan promotes an automated, high-throughput approach to rapidly measure the toxicity of chemicals.


NTP Framework for Innovation Rolled Out at Board Meeting

Speaking to the Board of Scientific Counselors, NTP Associate Director Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., introduced the NTP Translational Toxicology Pipeline Plan for strategic realignment.

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ICCVAM Publishes 2016–2017 Biennial Report

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) Biennial Report summarizes activities of 16-member agencies that require, use, generate, or disseminate toxicological and safety testing information.

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PFAS in the Spotlight across the Globe

NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., testifies at the U.S. Senate September 26 hearing titled “The Federal Role in the Toxic PFAS Chemical Crisis.”

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Additional Activities

An overview of additional meetings with stakeholders and the scientific community in which NTP participated.