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Prof. James Steward

Kidney Cancer Patient and Family Symposium

University of Michigan
Kidney Cancer Symposium
August 12, 2008
Bioscience Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
www.umich.edu/urology

6:30 p.m

The University of Michigan is presenting a symposium on the treatment options for patients and families dealing with Kidney Cancer. Dr. David Smith, Medical Director, Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Urology, Medical School and Dr. Stuart Wolf, Jr., Director, Minimally Invasive Urology Division, Professor of Urology, will review the latest and most effective treatments for kidney cancer. Dr. Wolf, a urologist at the University of Michigan, will provide an update on the surgical treatments of kidney cancer, including open surgery, laparoscopy, and "needle" ablation procedures. He will also discuss some exciting research being done at the University of Michigan with a new non-invasive treatment that offers promise for the treatment of small renal tumors without any incisions at all. Dr. Smith, an oncologist at the University of Michigan, will outline the variety of options for systemic therapy of kidney cancer. Highlights will include the new oral treatments for kidney cancer, and an overview of ongoing clinical trials and other research that hope to advance further the treatment of kidney cancer.