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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 06/11/99
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Head and Neck Cancer Symposium

Cincinnati—A symposium called Advances and Controversies in Head and Neck Cancer will be held Saturday, June 19, at The Westin Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Sponsored by the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine in conjunction with The University Hospital and The Barrett Cancer Center, the symposium was funded by an educational grant in aid generously provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by welcoming remarks by John Hutton, MD, dean of the UC College of Medicine and introduction of the guest speakers by Jack Gluckman, MD, professor and chairman of the UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

The topics and speakers are as follows:
"Anti-Idiotype Vaccine Approach to Cancer" by Kenneth Foon, MD, UC professor of medicine and director of The Barrett Cancer Center;
"Chemotherapy Trials for Head and Neck Cancer at the University of Chicago" by Edward E. Vokes, MD, director of the section of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago;
"Contemporary Head and Head Cancer Treatment" by Bernard Cummings, MD, professor and chairman in the Department of Radiation/Oncology at the University of Toronto; and
"Recent Progress and Future Directions in Organ Preservation for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer" by Gregory Wolf, MD, professor and chairman, department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan. A panel discussion on laryngeal cancer will follow.

The $50 registration fee is waived for residents-in-training with written verification from program director.

For more information, call Robbie Cornelison at 513-558-4152.



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