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Melanoma Expert Chairs International Symposium

St. Luke's Melanoma Expert Chairs International Melanoma Symposium

Sanjiv Agarwala, MD, Chairs Melanoma Symposium for the Tenth Consecutive Year in New York City

Bethlehem, PA (3/19/2013) - Medical oncologist and internationally recognized melanoma expert Sanjiv S. Agarwala, MD, Chief of Medical Oncology and Hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and Editorial Board Member for HemOnc Today®, will serve as program director for the HemOnc Today® Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies meeting on March 22 and 23 in New York City.

Dr. Agarwala is chairing this premier melanoma meeting for the tenth consecutive year. “We're very excited to be offering such a prestigious melanoma meeting again in New York,” says Dr. Agarwala. “Our participants are exposed to the very latest melanoma information and research, and also will hear about data and results from several clinical studies conducted at St. Luke's.”

Those attending will gain knowledge they can apply to their practice today. “It's gratifying to know participants will gain a wealth of practical information they can bring home to their medical practice to help patients now,” says Dr. Agarwala. “The learning environment is dynamic and interactive, allowing for an exchange of experiences, ideas and research with expert members of our faculty and clinical colleagues.”

Renowned melanoma experts from the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, and HemOnc Today® editorial board members will share their advanced expertise in oncology, dermatology and cutaneous malignancies. More than 250 clinicians and researchers will be in attendance. This year's meeting welcomes hematologist/oncologists, dermatologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, researchers, physician assistants, nurses and students.

More About Dr. Agarwala

Dr. Agarwala is an internationally recognized investigator in the field of melanoma and immunotherapy. He presents nationally and internationally on melanoma and is a member of the Melanoma Core Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). In addition, he is a Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Agarwala has published a variety of therapeutic approaches to melanoma and has led promising clinical trials in immunotherapy and targeted therapy of melanoma. He co-authored the book “Melanoma: Translational Research and Emerging Therapies” to help bridge the gap between research and clinical approaches to melanoma therapy.

St. Luke's serves the greater Lehigh Valley region and beyond as a melanoma center of excellence, with a multidisciplinary team of melanoma experts and access to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and clinical trials. For more information, please call 1-866-STLUKES (785-8537) toll-free.

About St. Luke's University Health Network

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