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M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Slates Educational Symposium

March 6 Event at Kravis Center Is Free, Open to Public

M. D. Anderson News Release 02/25/10

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center plans an educational symposium featuring presentations on the latest in cancer research initiatives and patient care programs, Saturday, March 6, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., in West Palm Beach. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet, and the program begins at 9 a.m. Admission is free to the public.

The morning’s presentations will feature John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of M. D. Anderson, Christopher Logothetis, M.D., chair of M. D. Anderson’s Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, and Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., director of M. D. Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Program. All will be available for questions before the event’s conclusion at 11 a.m.

In 2009, for the sixth time in the past eight years, U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey ranked M. D. Anderson as the top hospital in the nation for cancer care. M. D. Anderson has ranked as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care since the magazine began its annual survey in 1990.

More than 96,000 cancer patients sought care at M. D. Anderson in Fiscal Year 2009, a third of whom came from outside of the state of Texas. M. D. Anderson has the nation’s largest clinical trials program, which involved more than 11,000 patients in FY2009. M. D. Anderson receives more peer-reviewed National Cancer Institute research grants than any other academic institution in the nation.

For more information on the symposium, please call (866) 262-9029 or e-mail events@mdanderson.org. 02/25/10


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