Nov. 8 Scottsdale event to explore breakthroughs in cancer treatment
Oct. 27, 2011
Contact: Janet Secor, assistant to the mayor, (480) 312-7977
Nov. 8 Scottsdale event to explore breakthroughs
in cancer treatment
A special Mayor and City Council breakfast in Scottsdale Nov. 8 will feature a panel of local experts whose work treating and diagnosing cancer is making international headlines.
The free event, “Scottsdale’s World-Class Cancer Care & Research,” will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare (10460 N. 92nd St.). It is open to the public and includes a complimentary continental breakfast.
Those attending will hear about the collaborative cancer treatment and research conducted at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, all of which are located along a five-mile stretch of Shea Boulevard.
The keynote speaker will be world-renowned oncologist Daniel Von Hoff, M.D., chief scientific officer for Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare. He is expected to discuss the breakthrough cancer research taking place at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, and the collaborations among researchers that make Scottsdale a destination for cancer care.
Dr. Von Hoff, who also is physician-in-chief at TGen and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic, is leading an international research study of a promising new treatment for pancreatic cancer, especially meaningful given that November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Following Dr. Von Hoff’s keynote will be a panel discussion on “What the Future Holds for Collaborations and Cancer Research in Scottsdale” featuring: Mark Slater, PhD, vice president, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute; Stephen Gately, Ph.D., president & chief scientific officer, TGen; Keith Stewart, M.B., ChB, dean of research, Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Rafael Fonseca, M.D., deputy director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.
About the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
About the Mayo Clinic