Cancer Center Tumor Conferences

The Cancer Center hosts a series of weekly multidisciplinary cancer conferences where new and clinically relevant patients are discussed for treatment options, including clinical trials. The conferences are reasonably casual and the leaders of each conference would embrace the attendance of basic scientists and graduate students with similar interest to develop potential collaboration.

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Breast Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Ogori Kalu
Contact person: Christine Cesareo
Phone number: 2-1110
e-mail: cesarech@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: Cancer Center, F-level, Room F1196
Date & time: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 1pm - 2pm
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Lung Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Sabin Motwani
Contact person: Maria Maldonado
Phone number: 2-0496
e-mail: maldonma@uhnj.org
Location: Cancer Center, F-level, Room F1196
Date & time: 2nd Monday of the month, 12 noon - 1pm
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Head and Neck Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Soly Baredes
Contact person: Ray Scarpa
Phone number: 2-1923
e-mail: scarparj@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: Cancer Center, F-level, Room F1196
Date & time: Mondays, 8am - 9:30am
Topics: Two to three case presentations and multidisciplinary discussion of active cancer patients. CME credits are granted.

GI Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Ravi J. Chokshi, Surgical Oncology Division
Contact person: Christine Cesareo
Phone number: 2-1110
e-mail: cesarech@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: Cancer Center, G-level, Room G1228
Date & time: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 12 noon - 1pm
Topics: Brief patient presentation, review of radiographic studies, pathology review, and discussion of treatment

Urology Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Nitin Patel
Contact person: Chief Resident
Phone number: 2-4488
e-mail: n/a
Location: Cancer Center F Level, F1196
Date & time: 3rd Friday of the month, 8 am - 9 am
Topics: Two or three case presentations are discussed by all diagnostic and treating physicians.

Neurosurgery Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. James Liu
Contact person: Dr. James Liu
Phone number: 2-2906
e-mail: liuj10@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: MSB, Pathology Library
Date & time: First Wednesday of each month, 10:30am - 12pm
Topics: Interesting and challenging neurological cases both malignant and benign are discussed for potential treatment options.

Liver Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Barburao Koneru
Contact person: Michele delaCruz
Phone number: 2-2906
e-mail: delacrmi@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: Cancer Center, F-level, Room F1196
Date & time: Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 2 pm
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Sarcoma Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Joseph Benevenia
Contact person: Dr. Kathleen Beebe
Phone number: 2-2153
e-mail: beebeka@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: University Hospital, E-Yellow, Room 349
Date & time: Thursdays, 3:30pm - 5pm
Topics: Presentation of bone and soft tissue tumors with diagnostic dilemmas.

Gynecological Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Bernadette Cracchiolo
Contact person: Pattie Crawford
Phone number: 2-5554
e-mail: crawfopa@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: University Hospital, E-146
Date & time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8am - 9am
Topics: Patients who are being actively treated or worked up are discussed while reviewing pathology specimens.

Thyroid Tumor Conference
Clinical Director: Dr. Maya Raghuwanshi
Contact person: Marsha Taylor
Phone number: 2-3479
e-mail: taylorm2@njms.rutgers.edu
Location: University Hospital, H-Yellow, Room 350
Date & time: 4th Wednesday, 3:00pm to 4pm
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