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University Hospitals Case Medical Center experts present at ASCO Annual Meeting
Date:6/4/2010

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Ireland Cancer Center will present new clinical research findings at the 46th Annual Meeting of The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) June 4-8 in Chicago.

In addition to the data presentations detailed below, Neal Meropol, MD, chief of hematology and oncology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, chair of a new ASCO task force on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and the chair-elect of the ASCO Cancer Research Committee, will lead an education session titled "Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology: Opportunities and Challenges" on Tuesday, June 8 from 8:00 9:15 a.m. In this session, Dr. Meropol and other experts will discuss CER as a way of addressing important questions that can't be addressed in clinical trials.

Dr. Meropol will also be leading an education session titled "Biomarker-driven Treatment in Stage II Colon Cancer: When to Hold and When to Fold" on Monday, June 7 from 8:00 9:15 a.m.

Other presentations of note include:

Saturday, June 5

Poster Discussion Session: Central Nervous System Tumors

Iatrogenic Immunosuppression in Patients with High-Grade Gliomas Treated with Radiation and Temozolomide: A NABTT CNS Consortium Study
Abstract #2013: 8:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Andrew Sloan, MD, director of the Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Lead Author: Stuart A. Grossman, MD, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Researchers found that standard therapy of high grade gliomas (HGG) brain tumors -- results in substantial suppression of the immune system. Standard therapy often involves dexamethasone (a corticosteroid), radiation, and temozolomide (a chemotherapy drug). These results support the monitoring o
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Contact: Alicia Reale
Alicia.Reale@uhhospitals.org
216-844-5153
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
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