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M.D. Anderson to Hold Conference in Spanish

M.D. Anderson to Hold Conference in Spanish

HOUSTON--The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will hold its second medical oncology conference in Spanish on May 22-24, 1996. The educational conference will bring together physicians from Spain and Latin American with the M.D. Anderson faculty, said Richard Pazdur, MD, associate professor of medicine and co-director of the conference along with Alejandro Preti, MD, assistant professor of medicine.

"I think M.D. Anderson is unique in that it has such a diverse group of Spanish-speaking faculty, both native speakers and those who learned the language along the way," Dr. Pazdur said in an interview. Most of the speakers are M.D. Anderson faculty. In addition, physicians from Spain have been invited to discuss their research work at a symposium to be held in conjunction with the conference.

ASCO Findings Will Be Reviewed

The meeting will also provide an opportunity for a discussion of studies presented at the 1996 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting, to put new findings into the context of existing therapies, Dr. Pazdur said. He expects between 50 and 100 physicians to attend the conference.

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