Cablegate: Nih Research Project Entitled "Case-Control Study Of
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FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 6770
UNCLAS BRASILIA 002026
STATE PASS TO DHHS/NIH/FIC FOR KEVIN BIALY
E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: NIH RESEARCH PROJECT ENTITLED "CASE-CONTROL STUDY OF
ADENOMA IN SAO PAULO JAPANESE"
REF: TEXT OF STATE CABLE DATED JULY 20, 2006 ELECTRONICALLY SENT BY
KBIALY/NIH/FIC AUG 31, 2006
1. On September 1, 2006, Embassy delivered to Secretary Everton F.
Lucero, Head of the Division of Science and Technology, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (DCTEC/MFA), for review and approval, the National
Institutes of Health's (NIH) proposed award of a research project
titled "Case-Control Study of Adenoma in Sao Paulo Japanese," or
Small Grants Program for Cancer Epidemiology" (number CA
119682-01A1). The site covered in this project is under the
direction of Dr. Gerson S. Hamada, from the Nikkei Disease
Prevention Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2. The Embassy sees no adverse foreign policy implications with
respect to this research project. We emphasize the importance of
complying with Brazilian laws on the export of data and biological
3. We are providing this assessment of foreign policy implications
in advance of receiving approval from the Brazilian Government for
the proposed research to go forward, in order to assist NIH in
completing the domestic review process. Upon receipt of Brazilian
approval, the Embassy will notify NIH by cable.