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Wednesday, June 1, 2005

NCI Press Office

NCI/Dana-Farber Science Writers’ Seminar: Blood-borne Cancers
What: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Science Writers’ Seminar Series at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass. Many exciting advances have been made in treating a variety of blood-borne cancers. Please join us for an in-depth look at the latest scientific discoveries about this research. The seminar will provide perspective on timely issues such as the use of stem cell transplantation to treat certain types of cancer, the use of old therapies used in new ways to cure multiple myeloma, and the risk of a blood-borne cancer based on one’s family history. A tour of the Dana-Farber research facilities will be offered at the conclusion of the formal presentations. This seminar also can be viewed live or via an archived Web cast at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
Who: Ken Anderson, M.D. (Dana-Farber) — Multiple Myeloma
Robert Soiffer, M.D. (Dana-Farber) — Stem Cells and Blood-Borne Cancers
Wyndham Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. (NCI) — Advances in the Treatment of Aggressive Lymphomas
Multiple Myeloma patient (Dana-Farber affiliated) — The Value of Enrolling in a Clinical Trial at Dana-Farber
When: Monday, June 20, 2005, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Join us for talks that will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch served at noon. Additional talks and a Q&A session will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute For directions to Dana-Farber, please go to http://www.dfci.harvard.edu/pat/visitors/driving/. The seminar will be held on the Dana-Farber campus.

To register for the press briefing, please contact Dorie Hightower or Ann Benner in the NCI Press Office at 301-496-6641 or at ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov.

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