Moffitt Cancer Center To Host Florida Oncology Symposium

April 22, 2010

WHO:             Open toclinical and surgical oncologists in academia and private practice

WHAT:           TheFlorida Oncology Symposium will feature clinical and surgical advances in cancer care, including new technologies in molecular imaging; genetic testing for women with breast and ovarian cancer; robotics for lung and prostate cancers; and personalized medicine and the future of cancer care.

Friday’s keynote speaker is Craig H. Smith, J.D., partner with Hogan & Hartson in Miami. Smith specializes in critical health care issues, including federal and state health care regulations, the future of Medicare and Medicaid, health care litigation, and electronic health information.

Symposium speakers include specialists in hematology/oncology; diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology; women’s oncology; endocrine tumors; neuro-oncology; gastrointestinal tumors; lung cancer; and personalized medicine. Continuing education credits are available for physicians and nurses.

WHEN:           May 7-8, 2010

WHERE:        TheRitz-Carlton, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

REGISTER: or (813) 745-7252

CONTACT:    Claire Modarelli, (813) 745-7252

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 15 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.