Moffitt Cancer Center Experts to Speak at NCCN Patient Safety Summit

September 23, 2010

TAMPA, Fla.  – Two Moffitt Cancer Center experts are scheduled to speak on panels at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2010 Patient Safety Summit on Oct. 14 in Bethesda, Md.

The summit will provide an opportunity for clinical, regulatory, administrative and industry professionals to discuss best practices in oncology patient safety and to disseminate advances in oncology patient safety processes and systems, according to the NCCN.

Steven S. Brem, M.D., a senior member of Moffitt’s Department of Neuro-Oncology, will be a panelist for the “Radiation Safety – Putting Prevention into Daily Practice” discussion.

Stacy Martin, R.N., B.S.N., infection preventionist supervisor at Moffitt, will be a panelist for the “Improving the Quality of Cancer Care through the Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections” discussion.

About Moffitt Cancer Center Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center – a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. 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 U.S. News & World Report  as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About NCCN®

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system.

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