Texas Forum on Blood Cancer set for Feb. 12 in San Antonio

What: Texas Forum on Blood Cancer, a free educational event offering the latest information on therapies, childhood cancers and survivorship challenges, featuring leading hematology and oncology researchers and therapists, open to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

Who: UT Health Science Center researchers include Swaminathan Padmanabhan, M.D., Dan Hughes, Ph.D., Shafqat Shah, M.D., and Roger Lyons, M.D., who also is president of Cancer Care Centers of South Texas.

When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, Texas

Registration: Seating is limited and registration is required. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided. To register, call (210) 377-1775 or (800) 683-2458×120 or email sheri.dorris@lls.org/sctx

The forum, organized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and sponsored by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center, offers continuing education credits are available for nurses and social workers. For more information please contact Nicole Bell at (800)683-2458×111.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.ctrc.net.



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