Mayo Clinic, BIG and NCI Host Science
Writers’ Seminar on International Breast Cancer Trials
||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
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)
||Friday, February 29, 2008: 9:00 a.m. — 11:45
Millennium Broadway Hotel New York
6th Floor, Conference Room 6.01
145 West 44th Street at 7th Avenue, New York City
||Please register for the seminar
by contacting the NCI Office of Media Relations at (301)
496-6641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4 CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
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