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Tower Cancer Research Foundation to Host Colorectal Cancer Symposium

Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cutting edge cancer therapy and research, will host the second in its series of free symposiums on March 8. The 2011 Tower Oncology Winter Cancer Symposium – Advances in Colon and Rectal Cancer Research and Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion – will take place from 7:00-9:00pm at the Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Blvd., West Hollywood, Calif.

The symposium is open to the public and will feature in-depth presentations from Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group physicians and other specialists. Panelists will discuss new colon and rectal cancer treatment options, the importance of early screening, the latest news on clinical trial research, and the importance of diet in colon and rectal cancer treatment and recovery. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for registrant check in; light refreshments will be available.

“We consider it a privilege to be able to share the latest colon and rectal cancer research and treatment information with the public through this forum,†said Dr. David Hoffman, a Medical Oncologist with Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group who will moderate the symposium. “Educating the community is an integral part of Tower’s mission and I believe that everyone who attends our symposium will benefit from a better understanding of colorectal cancer.â€

Panelists for the March 8 symposium will include:
• David Hoffman, M.D. – Medical Oncologist and Symposium Moderator, Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
• Henry Yampolsky, M.D. – Radiation Oncologist, The Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills
• Peter Lee, M.D., Ph.D. – Interim Medical Director, Tower Cancer Research Foundation
• Mari Madsen, M.D. – Colorectal Surgeon, Colon & Rectal Surgeons of Southern California
• Carey Strom, M.D. – Gastroenterologist, Tower Digestive Health Medical Group
• Jodi Newson, M.S., R.D., C.S.O. – Oncology Certified Dietician, Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group

“This symposium is designed to offer helpful information to anyone who has just recently received a colon or rectal cancer diagnosis, or who has a family history of colorectal cancer,†said Solomon Hamburg, M.D., Ph.D., President of Tower Cancer Research Foundation. “But we also are well aware that cancer affects many more people than just the patient, and that’s why we’re inviting family members and friends, and anyone who would like to know more, to join us for this symposium. This is an opportunity for the whole community to become more aware of what’s being done to offer treatment, healing, and hope.â€

Reservations to attend the Tower Oncology 2011 Winter Cancer Symposium are required. To RSVP, or for more information, please call 310-205-5789.

About Tower Cancer Research Foundation
Founded in 1996, Tower Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to providing research, community education, and patient support while developing more effective treatments for cancer and blood disorders. For more information, please call 310-285-7242 or visit www.towercancerfoundation.org.

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