Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Institute), 24751-24752 [2013-09873]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Notices original report, we presented them for discussion with a newly convened TEP for this update and made changes as necessary. This update will summarize the more recent evidence comparing the relative effectiveness and safety of treatment options for clinically localized prostate cancer. The key questions we will address are as follows: Key Question 1 What are the comparative risks and benefits of the following therapies for clinically localized prostate cancer? a. Radical prostatectomy, including open (retropubic and perineal) and laparoscopic (with or without robotic assistance) approaches. b. External Beam Radiotherapy, including standard therapy and therapies designed to decrease exposure to normal tissues such as 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. c. Interstitial brachytherapy. d. Cryosurgery. e. Watchful waiting. f. Active surveillance. g. Hormonal therapy as primary therapy, adjuvant, or neoadjuvant to other therapies. h. High-intensity focused ultrasound. Key Question 2 How do specific patient characteristics (e.g., age, race/ethnicity, presence or absence of comorbid illness, preferences such as trade-off of treatment-related adverse effects vs. potential for disease progression) affect the outcomes of these therapies overall and differentially? Key Question 3 How do provider/hospital characteristics affect outcomes of these therapies overall and differentially (e.g., geographic region, case volume, learning curve)? Key Question 4 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES How do tumor characteristics (e.g., Gleason score, tumor volume, screendetected vs. clinically detected tumors, and PSA levels) affect the outcomes of these therapies overall and differentially? Population, Interventions, Comparators, Outcomes, Timing, Settings Criteria Population VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 were enrolled and outcomes were not stratified by stage. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Interventions Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • For Key Questions 1, 2, 3, and 4, we will include treatment options for men with clinically localized prostate cancer: radical prostatectomy (including retropubic, perineal, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted), watchful waiting, active surveillance, External Beam Radiotherapy (including conventional radiation, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, 3D conformal radiation, proton beam, and stereotactic body radiation therapy), brachytherapy, androgen deprivation therapy, highintensity focused ultrasound, and cryotherapy. Comparators • Any of the interventions of interest above or watchful waiting. Outcomes • The primary outcome is overall mortality or survival. Additional outcomes include prostate-cancerspecific mortality or survival, biochemical (PSA) progression, metastatic and/or clinical progressionfree survival, health status, and quality of life. We will focus primarily on common and severe adverse events of treatment including bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction, as well as harms from biopsy such as bleeding and nosocomial infections. • For Key Question 3, we plan to examine outcomes after radical prostatectomy, the most common treatment for localized prostate cancer, in association with provider location, case volume, and affiliation with academic centers. Timing • Duration of follow-up will be appropriate for the outcome under consideration. • No restrictions by setting. The meeting announced below concerns Continuing Prospective Birth Cohort Study Involving Environmental Uranium Exposure in the Navajo Nation, Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) TS13–001, Initial Review. In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned SEP: Time and Date: 12:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., June 13, 2013 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Continuing Prospective Birth Cohort Study Involving Environmental Uranium Exposure in the Navajo Nation, FOA TS13–001.’’ Contact Person for More Information: Jane Suen, Dr.P.H, M.S., M.P.H., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Mailstop F63, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone: (770) 488–4281. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–09874 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: April 15, 2013. Carolyn M. Clancy, AHRQ, Director. BILLING CODE 4160–90–M PO 00000 Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Initial Review BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Settings [FR Doc. 2013–09739 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] • Key Questions 1, 2, 3, and 4: Men considered to have clinically localized prostate cancer (T1 to T2, N0 to X, M0 to X) regardless of age, histologic grade, or PSA level. Articles will be excluded if men with disease stage higher than T2 24751 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Institute) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 24752 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2013 / Notices (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Times and Dates: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., June 13, 2013 (Closed) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., June 14, 2013 (Closed) Place: Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Telephone: (703) 684–5900, Fax: (703) 684– 0653. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Purpose: The Safety and Occupational Health Study Section will review, discuss, and evaluate grant application(s) received in response to the Institute’s standard grants review and funding cycles pertaining to research issues in occupational safety and health, and allied areas. It is the intent of NIOSH to support broadbased research endeavors in keeping with the Institute’s program goals. This will lead to improved understanding and appreciation for the magnitude of the aggregate health burden associated with occupational injuries and illnesses, as well as to support more focused research projects, which will lead to improvements in the delivery of occupational safety and health services, and the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is anticipated that research funded will promote these program goals. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will convene to address matters related to the conduct of Study Section business and for the study section to consider safety and occupational health-related grant applications. These portions of the meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pursuant to Section 10(d) Public Law 92–463. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. Contact Person for More Information: Price Connor, Ph.D., NIOSH Health Scientist, CDC, 2400 Executive Parkway, Mailstop E–20, Atlanta, Georgia 30345, Telephone: (404) 498–2511, Fax: (404) 498–2571. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–09873 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:46 Apr 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 21, 2013. Place: Cincinnati Airport Marriott, 2395 Progress Drive, Hebron, Kentucky 41018, Telephone (859) 334–4611, Fax (859) 334– 4619. Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. To access by conference call dial the following information 1 (866) 659–0537, Participant Pass Code 9933701. Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines that have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule; advice on methods of dose reconstruction, which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule; advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program; and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, and will expire on August 3, 2013. Purpose: The Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS, advise the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is reasonable likelihood PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. The Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. Matters to be Discussed: The agenda for the Subcommittee meeting includes: dose reconstruction program quality management and assurance activities, including: current findings from NIOSH internal dose reconstruction blind reviews; and discussion of dose reconstruction cases under review (sets 8–9, and Savannah River Site, Rocky Flats Plant, and Los Alamos National Laboratory cases from sets 10–13). The agenda is subject to change as priorities dictate. In the event an individual cannot attend, written comments may be submitted. Any written comments received will be provided at the meeting and should be submitted to the contact person below well in advance of the meeting. Contact Person for More Information: Theodore M. Katz, M.P.A., Designated Federal Officer, NIOSH, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E–20, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone (513) 533–6800, Toll Free 1–800–CDC–INFO, Email ocas@cdc.gov. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–09877 Filed 4–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers CMS–685, CMS– 10436, CMS–10452, CMS–10180 and CMS– R–199] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24751-24752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09873]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Safety and Occupational Health Study Section (SOHSS), National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Institute)

    In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act

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(Pub. L. 92-463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the following meeting of the aforementioned committee:

    Times and Dates:
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., June 13, 2013 (Closed)
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., June 14, 2013 (Closed)
    Place: Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia 
22314, Telephone: (703) 684-5900, Fax: (703) 684-0653.
    Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance 
with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 
U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis 
and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92-463.
    Purpose: The Safety and Occupational Health Study Section will 
review, discuss, and evaluate grant application(s) received in 
response to the Institute's standard grants review and funding 
cycles pertaining to research issues in occupational safety and 
health, and allied areas.
    It is the intent of NIOSH to support broad-based research 
endeavors in keeping with the Institute's program goals. This will 
lead to improved understanding and appreciation for the magnitude of 
the aggregate health burden associated with occupational injuries 
and illnesses, as well as to support more focused research projects, 
which will lead to improvements in the delivery of occupational 
safety and health services, and the prevention of work-related 
injury and illness. It is anticipated that research funded will 
promote these program goals.
    Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will convene to address 
matters related to the conduct of Study Section business and for the 
study section to consider safety and occupational health-related 
grant applications. These portions of the meeting will be closed to 
the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 
552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the 
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, pursuant to Section 10(d) Public Law 
92-463.
    Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate.
    Contact Person for More Information: Price Connor, Ph.D., NIOSH 
Health Scientist, CDC, 2400 Executive Parkway, Mailstop E-20, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30345, Telephone: (404) 498-2511, Fax: (404) 498-
2571.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been 
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining 
to announcements of meetings and other committee management 
activities for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-09873 Filed 4-25-13; 8:45 am]
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