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For Immediate Release
Monday, January 7, 2008

NCI Office of Media Relations

Paul Scotti, Mayo Clinic

Carolyn Straehle,
Breast International Group
+32 2 541 7271

News Advisory

Mayo Clinic, BIG and NCI Host Science Writers’ Seminar on International Breast Cancer Trials
What: Please join us for a special science writers' seminar to discuss how two trends in cancer research — increasing use of targeted therapies and growing global research cooperation — have merged, leading to the launch of one of the largest international cancer trials ever conducted. Two potent and targeted therapies for treatment of a subtype of breast cancer will be tested with participation of thousands of women across several continents, providing a model for international collaboration that furthers cancer care.

Leading breast cancer experts, including:
Edith Perez, M.D., Mayo Clinic
Jo Anne Zujewski., M.D., National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Martine Piccart, M.D. Breast International Group (BIG)

When: Friday, February 29, 2008: 9:00 a.m. — 11:45 p.m. (EST)

Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
6th Floor, Conference Room 6.01

145 West 44th Street at 7th Avenue, New York City

How: Please register for the seminar by contacting the NCI Office of Media Relations at (301) 496-6641 or ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov.

For more information about cancer, please visit the NCI website at www.cancer.gov, or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4 CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

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