Researcher from NCI to Speak about Fight against Cancer at Public Event
Posted: May 17, 2012

Robin Zon, M.D., F.A.C.P.

People in Michiana have an opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in the fight against cancer from nationally distinguished researchers.


Michiana Hematology Oncology announced today that Clinical Trials Awareness Night will take place on Wednesday, May 23rd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in South Bend. Attendees will learn about how the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is advancing the fight against cancer through clinical research and how the Michiana community is playing an important role. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, MS, who directs Community Clinical Oncology Programs for the NCI, will serve as guest speaker.


Presented by the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium, Clinical Trials Awareness Night will also include a Health Fair featuring information booths from various organizations, medical programs and other local resources for patients and their families.The event will include patient testimonials and a special moment with Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey. Clinical Trials Awareness Night is free and open to anyone.  

“Today’s most effective treatment and prevention options for cancer are the result of yesterday’s advanced research,” said Robin Zon, MD, FACP, medical oncologist for Michiana Hematology Oncology. Dr. Zon also serves as Principal Investigator for the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium. “This event is a great opportunity for people to learn how our community is helping to develop tomorrow’s treatment and prevention options, many of which are already being used to help local patients fight cancer.”


Founded in part by Michiana Hematology Oncology, the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium (NICRC) is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Community Cancer Oncology Program in the state of Indiana. The NICRC is supported by six regional hospitals and has enrolled nearly 5,000 patients since 1999. For more information, call 1-800-284-7370 or visit www.nicrc.org.

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