(September 17, 2010) - William Carroll, M.D., director of the
New York University Cancer Institute, will give a free community
lecture in Savannah on Thursday, September 30. The event is
sponsored by The John A. (Jack) Kolbush Memorial Fund and Memorial
Carroll will present "The Promises and Challenges of Targeted
Therapy for Cancer: Lessons from Pediatric Leukemia" at 6:30 p.m.
in Mercer Auditorium on the Memorial campus. There is no charge to
attend and no tickets are required. To reserve a space, please call
Carroll is recognized internationally as a leader in childhood
cancer research. In particular, he uses the field of genomics to
understand the underlying biological pathways that drive leukemia
progression and drug resistance. Carroll has played a key role in
developing new treatments, especially for acute lymphoblastic
leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer. As chair
of the Children's Oncology Group ALL Committee, he directs the
largest clinical trials network for children with cancer worldwide.
Carroll has also served as both a member and chair of a National
Cancer Institute subcommittee.
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organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.