WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida.
WHAT: Moffitt will showcase new and exciting advances in cancer research during its 2014 Scientific Symposium. The day-long event will feature oral and poster presentations by Moffitt researchers in the areas of basic, clinical, population and translational science.
An awards ceremony will follow the symposium. In addition to awards for best presentation, Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D, director of the Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, will be honored as the W. J. Pledger Scientist of the Year.
WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.