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February 06, 2012

Free Program Provides Lymphoma Information and Extensive Question and Answer Opportunity
 

Rush Partners With Lymphoma Research Foundation for ‘Ask the Doctor’ Event

Rush University Medical Center, in collaboration with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, is holding an “Ask the Doctor” event on lymphoma in the Professional Building at Rush, Room 542 at 1725 W. Harrison St. in Chicago, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Dr. Stephanie Gregory, director of the Section of Hematology and professor of medicine at Rush, will be speaking. The program includes an overview of lymphoma, treatment options, research updates and an extensive question-and-answer session.

This program is free to lymphoma patients, and survivors and their loved ones. Registration is required and can be completed by phone at (800) 500-9976, email at mspellman@lymphoma.org or on the Web at lymphoma.org/askthedoctor. Names, along with phone numbers or email addresses are required to complete registration. Dinner will be provided for registered attendees.

Visitors can park in the hospital’s garage for a discounted rate. There is no valet parking available at the Professional Building for this event.

Dr. Gregory is a member of the advisory board of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. She is also an active member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and numerous other medical professional associations. Her research interests include non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, leukemia and myelomas, especially using novel approaches of immunotherapy. Dr. Gregory has been involved in several radioimmunotherapy trials in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She has chaired national programs concerning supportive care for cancer patients and is the principal investigator for many clinical research trials. She has authored or coauthored 340 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts.

In addition, Dr. Gregory performed medical missionary work in Haiti in 1992 and was selected to go to Croatia in 1994 as a member of a commission of experts put together by the United Nations Security Council Commission to investigate war crimes and sexual assaults against women in the former Yugoslavia. From 1994-95, Dr. Gregory served as the first woman president of the Chicago Society of Internal Medicine. In 2008, she was awarded the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Chicago HOPE Award.

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