CANCER CENTERS AT THREE FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES

August 22, 2006

TAMPA, Fla. – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida (USF); Shands Cancer Center at the University of Florida (UF); and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami (UM) are joining forces to fight cancer at the 10th annual Joint Cancer Conference. The conference is open to primary care physicians, surgical oncologists, general surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pharmacists, oncology nurses, ARNP or PA in a primary care setting and cancer researchers. The conference will be held at Breakers hotel in Palm Beach from Sept. 28 – Oct. 1. For registration and conference information, contact Claire Modarelli, JCC Conference Coordinator at (813) 745-7252, 888-456-2840 or www.jcc-fl.org.

The symposium will feature:

  • Advances in lung cancer research and targeted therapies

  • Nursing tracks on oncologic emergencies and survivorship issues

  • Panels on breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and hematologic malignancies

  • Plenary session on renal cell carcinoma

  • Business of oncology session, including an update on legislative issues moderated by the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology

  • Special session on clinical trials moderated by Dr. Timothy Yeatman, Moffitt Cancer Center

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    Other Moffitt doctors participating include CEO and Center Director William S. Dalton, Alberto Chiappori, Charles E. Cox, Mayer Fishman, Christopher Garrett, G. Douglas Letson, Alan F. List, George R. Simon and Craig W. Stevens.

    In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country's leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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