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Toxicities and Symptoms of Cancer Therapy

Toxicities and Symptoms of Cancer Therapy

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PURPOSE
The Department of Symptom Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Friends of Cancer Research are hosting this program to provide a forum for researchers, clinicians, advocacy groups, and federal agencies to discuss the state of the science relative to this timely topic and collectively determine common pathways to prevent or reduce the symptoms and toxicities of cancer treatment.
OUTCOMES
·         To increase attention to the emerging and current toxicities of therapy and how they limit drug development and treatment dosing
·         To increase awareness of and interest in the need to move toxicity prevention and control into the NCI clinical trials community
·         To determine what is known about the epidemiology of toxicity
·         To combine knowledge of mechanisms with candidate markers and interventions for toxicity
·         To develop heightened advocacy for research and to increase the pipeline of agents for toxicity control
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Lori, Minasian, MD
Symptoms and Toxicities in the Era of Novel Cancer Therapeutics
Acting Deputy Director, Division of Cancer Prevention
National Cancer Institute
TOPICS
·         Organ Toxicities
·         Neurotoxicities
·         Cognitive impairment
·         Depression
·         Fatigue
·         Immune Defects
·         Epidemiology of Toxicity
·         Biologic Mechanisms of Symptoms
·         Research Advocacy
·         Basic and clinical science approach to specific symptoms
PROGRAM FORMAT
Speakers will represent basic science and clinics and will discuss a particular symptom from various content areas (animal models and clinic) that will include a wide range of toxicities.

Date: 4/26/12 to 4/27/12
Time: 4/26/12, 12am to 4/27/12, 12am
Location: Cancer Prevention Building, Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
Format: Seminar/Conference
Contact: Kelley Porras - (713) 563-0603 - keldavis@mdanderson.org
Attachments:
  ToxicitiesandSymptoms_E-Flyer2_020212.pdf (PDF, 281 KB)