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John Theurer Cancer Center and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Highlight Upcoming Trends in Hematological Malignancies
Date:9/21/2009

HACKENSACK, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, the nation's fourth largest cancer center, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have joined forces to host the Hematological Malignancies Conference on Saturday, September 26, 2009 in Hackensack, NJ. The conference is free and attendees can receive continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Hematological malignancies are the types of cancer that affect blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.

Oncology experts from leading cancer organizations from around the country, including the John Theurer Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute, will discuss trends in patient care, novel therapies through clinical trials and emerging concepts in the management of hematological malignancies. Key topics include chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the role of molecular biomarkers in diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, management of multiple myeloma and immunomodulation and hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

Featured Speakers:

  • Andre Goy, M.D. - Deputy Director, John Theurer Cancer Center, Chief, Division of Lymphoma; Director, Cancer Research
  • Susan O'Brien, M.D. - MD Anderson Cancer Center; Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine
  • Wyndham Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. - National Cancer Institute, Chief, Lymphoma Therapeutics, Metabolic Branch, Center for Cancer Research
  • Carol Portlock, M.D. - Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Attending Physician of Lymphoma
  • Rafael Fonseca, M.D. - Mayo Clinic, Professor of Medicine, Deputy Director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  • Robert J. Soiffer, M.D. - Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical Professor of Med
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