Penn State College of Medicine scientists, clinicians attend conference on head and neck cancer

August 26, 2004

A contingent of scientists and clinicians represented Penn State College of Medicine at the sixth International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer held in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7-11. The conference is the premier quadrennial event for research and clinical advancements in the treatment of benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck.

Penn State College of Medicine representatives included Patricia McLaughlin, professor, Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences; Christopher Hollenbeak, assistant professor, Departments of Surgery and Health Evaluation Sciences; Kirt Beus, and Francis Ruggerio, otolaryngology residents; James Ruda and Jodi Stewart, fourth-year medical students; Anil Dewan, pathology resident; and Brendan C. Stack Jr., associate professor and director of head and neck oncology and reconstruction.

The College of Medicine was represented in 14 presentations over the four-day event. Stack moderated a session on oropharynx and hypopharynx cancer and was a featured professor at "Lunch with the Professors" on management of cervical metastasis in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma. This year's contingent represents the greatest number of individual participants, greatest number of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations, and greatest prominence given to the College of Medicine in this international forum.

More information can be found regarding head and neck cancer and the conference at

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