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Leading Physicians in the Treatment of Brain Tumors to Speak at Local Symposium

Posted on: 08/15/2002

Leading Physicians in the Treatment of Brain Tumors to Speak at Local Symposium

The Brain Tumor Center of Minnesota will present education sessions on the latest brain tumor treatments at the Third Annual Upper Midwest Brain Tumor Symposium scheduled for Friday, October 25, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis Airport at The Mall, Bloomington, Minn. The center, affiliated with Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota and directed by Walter Hall, M.D. and John Trusheim, M.D., will provide two information tracks: one for patients and their families, the other for medical personnel.

This year's symposium will feature Henry Brem, M.D. of Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, M.D., Henry Friedman of Duke University, Durham, N. C., and Allan Hamilton, M.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Brem, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, focuses on neuro-oncology, skull-based tumors, brain tumor clinical trials and meningioma. Friedman, a James B. Powell professor of neuro-oncology, department of pediatrics at Duke University, treats adults and children with primary and secondary brain and spinal cord tumors focusing on the laboratory and clinical design of new therapeutic strategies utilizing alkylating agents, monoclonal antibodies and gene therapy. Friedman's work was featured this year on CBS's 60 Minutes. Hamilton, professor and department head for the Department of Surgery and chief of the division of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, University Medical Center, treats brain and spinal tumors at are inaccessible or unsuitable for open surgical procedures.

Call Fairview HealthWise at 612-672-7272 or 1- 800-824-1953 for registration information. Scholarships are available for Fairview employees.

The Brain Tumor Center of Minnesota, the upper Midwest leader for care of brain tumor patients, utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach that combines quality research and compassionate, continuum of care patient services to provide the best possible outcomes for brain tumor patients. In partnership with academic and community physicians, Fairview Health Services and the University of Minnesota Cancer Center - affiliated health care providers, the center is a national and international resource for brain and spinal cord tumor patients and their families.

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