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January 31, 2002


Winship Cancer Institute to Hold Hematology-Oncology Conference At The Cloisters at Sea Island

The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University is preparing to host one of the most informative Hematology-Oncology Conferences in the Southeast. The meeting will take place July 13th through 17th, 2002, at The Cloisters, Sea Island, GA.

Speakers include Kenneth Anderson, M.D., professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston; James Armitage, M.D., Dean of Medicine at the University of Nebraska; Russ Toal, executive director of the Georgia Cancer Coalition; Mark Green, M.D., professor of Clinical Oncology at the Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina; and Carlos Arteaga, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology, Leader, Breast Cancer Program, The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Topics to be covered include:
-New treatments for Myeloma and Lymphoma
- Pharmacogenomics and the future of Oncology
- Immunotherapy and Cancer: How Soon?
- Sickle CellÉNew Pain Management—New Treatment Modalities
- The Promise of Targeted Therapy for Cancer.

Participants will earn 16 CME credit hours in Category I of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Russ Toal, Executive Director of the Georgia Cancer Coalition will talk about Governor Roy Barnes' initiative to make Georgia home to some of the world's most advanced cancer research facilities. Georgia is the first state to utilize its tobacco settlement funds to initiate such an extensive private/public partnership in the battle against cancer.

For more information on The 2002 Hematology-Oncology Conference at The Cloisters, contact Dr. Sagar Lonial, Winship Cancer Institute, 404-727-1806, or email to:

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