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The John Theurer Cancer Center to host Seventh Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium

HACKENSACK, N.J. (May 9, 2011) The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center will host the Seventh Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium on Friday, May 20 from 7:30am - 1:00pm. This continuing medical education (CME) conference will present the latest neuro-oncology trends by leaders in the field.

"For the seventh consecutive year, we are able to bring together leaders in neuro-oncology to provide insights on the latest advancements in the neuro-oncology field," said Viswanathan Rajaraman, M.D., Co-Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the John Theurer Cancer Center. "We are proud to bring together a group of highly esteemed oncologists to our new comprehensive cancer center to discuss the latest trends in our field."

Topics to be discussed at the Seventh Annual Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Controversies in Neuro-Oncology and Para Neoplastic Syndromes Affecting the CNS include controversies in radiosurgery and whole brain radiotherapy in metastatic brain tumors, management of para neoplastic syndrome, management of low grade gliomas, and identifying pitfalls in neuro-oncology imaging.

"The John Theurer Cancer Center is committed to helping our staff and the tri-state area neuro-oncology medical community stay up-to -date with the latest medical advancements through educational programs," said Mark Pascal, M.D., Co- Chief, Neuro-Oncology, John Theurer Cancer Center.

The program will feature neuro-oncology experts from world-renowned institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and University of Virginia Health System. Featured speakers include:

  • Jerome Posner, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Dheerendra Prasad, M.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • David Schiff, M.D., University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  • Andrei Holodny, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

"It is part of our mission at the John Theurer Cancer Center to promote research and innovation through education," said Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., C.P.E., F.A.C.P., Chief Innovations Officer and Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services at the John Theurer Cancer Center. "The Neuro-Oncology Symposium is just one example of the superior continuing medical education programs we offer throughout the year."

This program is open to the public, but is designed for neurologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, internists, primary care physicians, neuropsychologists, other physicians and healthcare providers. Hackensack University Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). The program will be held at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, 92 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ in the #2 conference room.

This event is complimentary, however registration is required. To register, please contact Maryann V. Lederhilger at (551) 996-1162 or For updates and additional information, please visit


Contact: Jaymie DeGaetano
John Theurer Cancer Center

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