Memorial Presents Cancer Services Clinical Trials Recognition and Awareness Reception
MODESTO, Calif., April 23, 2009 - Memorial Medical Center will recognize heroes in our community who are making a difference in the future of people diagnosed with cancer at the Cancer Services Clinical Trials Recognition and Awareness Reception. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at Memorial’s Health Education and Conference Center in McHenry Village, 1700 McHenry Avenue, Modesto. The public is invited to attend but seating is limited; call 569-7789 by May 6 to make your reservation.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and continue with special presentations at 6:45 p.m. Guest speaker will be George Fisher, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine (oncology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Director of Oncology Clinics and Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office in the Stanford Cancer Center.
New developments in cancer research save lives every day. The key is participation in clinical trials. Federally funded groups, like the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) offer participation in cancer clinical trials. However, fewer than 5% of adults diagnosed with cancer actually enroll in research studies. Memorial offers clinical trials for cancer among the many patient and family programs available in our Cancer Services program. For information about clinical trials, contact your physician or Memorial’s Cancer Research Coordinator at 572-7116.
Memorial is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology.
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