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John Theurer Cancer Center hosts hematologic malignancies program for physicians and patients
Date:4/19/2010

lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow transplantation.

Oncologists representing each of these divisions within the John Theurer Cancer Center will engage in roundtable discussions exploring treatment options, diagnoses, and clinical trials. Cancer support groups including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will be present as well to provide information to patients and their families.

"We understand that navigating through the maze of cancer decisions can be overwhelming and frightening for many patients and caregivers," said Andre Goy, M.D., Deputy Director, Chief, Division of Lymphoma and Director, Cancer Research, John Theurer Cancer Center. "This gives us a chance to help our patients and their loved ones understand more about the newest trends in care and what their options are."

This event will also feature Candace Sue, a sarcoma survivor, as the keynote speaker. Diagnosed with sarcoma, an often fatal form of cancer, Sue underwent six cycles of chemotherapy and is now cancer free. She has been a Sarcoma Foundation of America Board Member since 2004 and is the Communications Chairperson and a Gala Benefit Committee Member. In her Board role, she championed new branding for the organization, updated its mission and vision, and helped establish the annual patient education conference. Candace also works in Worldwide Communications at Pfizer and is responsible for global, enterprise-wide communications. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an undergraduate degree from Boston University. She is also a Reiki Master with the Center of Living Light in New York.

This patient education day program will be held from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Both the patient and physician program will be hosted in the Hekemian Conference Center Auditorium located at Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack, New Jersey. For more information or to register, you
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Contact: Amy Leahing
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John Theurer Cancer Center
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