Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

October 16, 2008 08:01 ET

Cancer superstars reunite at PMH conference on treatment, research

World-leading cancer scientists, specialists and allied health professionals will hear what’s new in cancer research, treatment and care at 8th annual Developments in Cancer Management Conference

Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Science Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - World-leading cancer scientists, specialists and allied health professionals will hear what's new in cancer research, treatment and care at Princess Margaret Hospital's 8th annual Developments in Cancer Management Conference: Conquering Cancer in Our Lifetime, Oct. 16-18, at the Toronto Hilton.

It's a family reunion with a twist: Speakers and presenters are all alumni from PMH and its venerable research arm, Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), where it all began 50 years ago. Today, PMH/OCI is renowned as one of the world's top comprehensive cancer centres and more than 1,000 alumni have been invited to celebrate the historic anniversary.

"The PMH footprint is truly global," says Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, PMH Cancer Program, now part of University Health Network. "Here's an exciting opportunity to learn from distinguished alumni, and how proud we are of their successes that have helped hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the world."

Notable speakers include: Drs. Peter Selby, Director, Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, Leeds; Dan Theodorescu, Director, Paul Mellon Urologic Cancer Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, and Simon Sutcliffe, President and CEO, B.C. Cancer Agency, Vancouver.

The scientific agenda has 14 sessions designed to:
· Develop a comprehensive approach to state-of-the-art management of lung, breast, head and neck, gynecologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, blood cancers and sarcomas.
· Integrate into clinical practice the latest advances in molecularly targeted therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical options for patients with malignancies
· Identify and manage supportive care and symptom management issues in caring for cancer patients
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Contacts
Jane Finlayson, 416-946-2846
Senior Public Affairs Advisor
Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Jane.finlayson@uhn.on.ca

Nicole Bodnar, 416.340.4800 ext. 3417
Public Affairs Associate
University Health Network
Nicole.bodnar@uhn.on.ca

About Princess Margaret Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute, have achieved an international reputation as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto and more information about UHN can be found at www.uhn.ca.
/For further information: Jane Finlayson
Senoir Public Affairs Advisor
Princess Margaret Hospital
416-946-2846
jane.finlayson@uhn/ IN: HEALTH

Contact Information

  • Jane Finlayson, Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Princess Margaret Hospital
    Primary Phone: 416-946-2846
    E-mail: jane.finlayson@uhn.on.ca