Saturday, July 7, 2007

Nevada Cancer Institute to host Biotech Meeting-Friday-July 20th

The Nevada Biotechnology and Bioscience Consortium meeting in July will be at the Nevada Cancer Institute. The meeting will be on Friday on July 20th and will be open to all interested parties. The lunch is $20 which includes the meeting and a presentation on tea before the meeting. Kathy VanWagenen, Program Administrator of the Nevada Cancer Research Foundation (NCRF) will be speaking on the number of cancer trials that are taking place in Las Vegas. According to Clinical, there are 578 on-going clinical trials in Las Vegas with 192 recruiting new patients.

The NCRF’s goal as a Community Clinical Oncology Program is to introduce the latest clinical research findings into a community. This program allows Las Vegans to take part in trials with some of latest advancements in cancer treatments.

The Nevada Cancer Institute (NCI) is a Nevada-based research and clinical facility. NCI opened its new facility in Summerlin on September 23, 2005 to much fanfare. NCI’s clinical side focuses on treating patients and their caregivers with the upmost care and in an uplifting environment. The building and the interior design are as beautiful as any of the top strip hotels.

The luncheon will start at 11:30 for a pre-meeting talk and demonstration on the beneficial health effects of tea and the actual meeting will start at noon. NCI is located at One Breakthrough Way at 10441 W. Twain Avenue which is off of the 215 and S. Town Center Drive. You will need to register for the meeting by Thursday, the cost is $20 and to RSVP you may contact Jennifer Montague at 702-869-8830 or email

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