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July 25, 2002


Rebecca D. Pentz, Ph.D., Named to American Society of Clinical Oncology Ethics Committee

Rebecca D. Pentz, Ph.D., Professor of Hematology and Oncology Research Ethics at The Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University, recently was appointed to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Ethics Committee. Dr. Pentz received a recommendation for committee membership from Charles Bach, M.D., executive vice president and chief executive officer of ASCO.

Dr. Pentz will serve on the Ethics Committee, which includes physicians and bioethicists from research facilities throughout the United States, for three years. The major project currently underway is a conflict of interest policy.

ASCO is a nonprofit organization with a professional membership of more than 16,000 comprised of clinical oncologists from all oncology disciplines as well as physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals with a predominant interest in oncology.

As a leader in cancer patient care and research, Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute offers cancer patients new therapies, including more than 200 clinical trials for all tumor types and stages of cancer. WCI also serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and the subspecialties of cancer care throughout Emory University - from blood and bone marrow stem cell transplants to internationally recognized breast reconstruction.

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