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The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital Gastrointestinal Cancer Series Presents Colorectal Cancer on November 6

New Lenox, IL (Oct. 22, 2013)— Presented by Silver Cross CME program and the University of Chicago Medicine, the Gastrointestinal Cancer CME series reviews the latest advances in cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment in pancreatic, colorectal and esophageal cancers. Designed for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, this series demonstrates how the coordination between different specialists can improve the quality of care and outcomes for cancer patients. 

Sunil Narula, MD., clinical associate, University of Chicago Medicine will moderate the November 6 discussion on colorectal cancer with participating faculty from Silver Cross Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine. The series will conclude on December 5 with a session on esophageal cancer. 

All sessions take place at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant located at 15690 S. Harlem Avenue in Orland Park, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.  Dinner will be provided. The registration fee per session is $25 for physicians; $15 for physician assistants and nurse practitioners; and complimentary for residents, students and fellows. Participants will receive 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per each live activity. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Silver Cross Hospital is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society.  For more information or to register to attend, visit cme.uchospitals.edu/silver-cross

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

About the University of Chicago Medicine

The University of Chicago is home to world-class medical, research and teaching facilities where innovation has been a hallmark for decades. University of Chicago physician-scientists performed the first organ transplant and the first bone marrow transplant in animal models, the first successful living-donor liver transplant, the first hormone therapy for cancer and the first successful application of cancer chemotherapy. Its researchers also discovered REM sleep and were the first to describe several of the stages of sleep. Twelve of the 87 Nobel Prize winners associated with the University of Chicago have received the award for discoveries related to biology or medicine.

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