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John Theurer Cancer Center hosting 8th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium
Date:5/15/2012

On May 18, John Theurer Cancer Center at HakensackUMC, one of the nation's top 50 cancer centers, will host the 8th Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium. This year's program, titled New Horizons in Neuro-Oncology- Innovations in the Treatment of Brain Tumors, will bring leading experts to discuss the most important advancements and innovations for the treatment of patients with brain tumors. The symposium will be held on Friday, May 18 from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

"New research and innovations are constantly changing the way we diagnosis, manage, and treat neuro-oncology patients," George Kaptain, M.D., Co-Chief, Brain & Spine Institute, John Theurer Cancer Center "We are excited to bring in leading experts to our center to better understand how we can apply these latest findings to our clinics."

Featured speakers and their presentations include:

  • Gene Barnett, M.D., M.B.A., Director, Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, Cleveland Clinic: Evolution of Radiosurgery and The Cleveland Clinic Experience

  • W. Jeffrey Elias, M.D., Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health System: Assessment and Utilization of Focused Ultrasound Surgery

  • Nathan E. Simmons, M.D., Neurosurgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center: Efficacy and Limitations in the Use of Quantitative Fluorescence Intracranial Tumor

  • Andrew B. Lassman, M.D., Chief, Neuro-Oncology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital: Glioblastoma: Past, Present and Future

"The neuro-oncology symposium is a great opportunity for tri-state area healthcare professionals to learn about the latest brain tumor advancements from leaders in our field," said Samuel Goldlust, M.D., Co-Chief, Brain & Spine Institute, John Theurer Cancer Center. "Not only is it a very exciting time for progress in neuro-oncology, but also for our cancer center. With the recent opening of our Gamma Knife radiosurgery center and
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Contact: Amy Leahing
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John Theurer Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

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