HACKENSACK, N.J. (November 22, 2010) The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it will present research updates and clinical trial results of 40 cutting-edge studies at the 52nd Annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting in Orlando from December 4 6. The presentations showcased at ASH will include 12 oral sessions and 28 poster presentations, including multicenter, international trials in collaboration with leading cancer institutions, such as the National Cancer Institute, MD Anderson, Dana-Farber, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
ASH is the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders. The research presented by the John Theurer Cancer Center will include advancements made in research and clinical trials in lymphoma, multiple myeloma, blood and bone marrow stem cell transplantation, sickle cell, leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndromes.
"We have a long-standing commitment to expand our research capabilities, which includes investing in clinical and research talent, new technology, and infrastructure improvements. As a result, we are presenting twice as many studies compared to last year at this premier hematology conference," said Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., deputy director, director of clinical and translational research, and chief of lymphoma of the John Theurer Cancer Center. "Furthermore, six investigators were first authors of 13 studies, including multicenter trials, establishing our leadership role in the fight against cancer."
In January 2011, the John Theurer Cancer Center will begin treating patients in a new building that will allow the cancer center to further expand its commitment to research and innovation. Breakthrough advances being pioneered in this new facility will include a dedicated Phase 1 Unit, tumor banking to help development of biomarkers as part of next generation clinica
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