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Advances in Cancer Research, Funding Stem Cell Research, and More at Annual Cancer Congress

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The "War Against Cancer" continues to make progress with the coming together of over 40 global cancer experts leading the discourse on the latest advances in cancer research and development. The 2008 Global Cancer Congress, scheduled for January 28-29, 2008 in Tampa, Florida will highlight latest R&D innovations in natural products, genomics, stem cells, biomarkers, chemistry and other novel therapeutics, as well as explore "the business of cancer". A pre-conference tutorial workshop will also explore the latest technical and clinical advances in oncofertility preservation.

Headlining the forum will be cancer research industry leaders :

-- David L. Keefe, M.D., James M. Ingram Professor and Chairman of the

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida

and Co-Director, Fertility Preservation Services, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer

Center & Research Institute

-- David J. Newman, Phil Sc., Chief, Natural Products Branch, National

Cancer Institute (NCI)-FCRDC

-- William G. Thilly, Sc.D., Professor of Biological Engineering,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

-- Christopher Milne, D.V.M., M.P.H., J.D., Associate Director, Tufts

Center for Drug Development

-- Elena V. Gostjeva, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Biological

Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Institute of

Biotechnology, Kiev, Ukraine

A detailed agenda with complete list of speakers can be found at:

Join iiBIG, our faculty, and especially our local Florida faculty from the University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, University of Miami, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miller School of Medicine, Scripps Florida and the other Florida organizations to discuss the latest innovations and how to make the business of fighting the war on cancer successful.

Fertile Hope, Embryotech Laboratories, and Transgenomic are early sponsors for this forum. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are limited, but still available. For more information, please contact Kellie Swanstrom, VP Business Development, iiBIG, at 973-571-0867 or


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Call: 212-300-2523


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