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January 2013

CME Accredited Cancer Journal Club

Friday, February 3, 2012

A significant milestone was met at CDU when the 1st Continuing Medical Education (CME) Accredited Cancer Journal Club took place on January 7th, 2013. This was the first CME activity for the University in a significant amount of time and resulted due to the amazing effort of COM Dean Dr. Daphne Calmes as well as Dr. Ron Edelstein, Jeonathan Rodriguez, and the CME Committee, particularly Dr. James Smith and Dr. Yanyuan Wu. There were more than twenty-five attendees at the Journal Club, which included clinicians/internists, basic science and community outreach faculty, staff, and students from CDU and other universities.

The Journal Club topic explored drug-resistance in multiple cancers and provided important insights into clinical arms which c

an be utilized in combination to combat resistance. The response of the audience to the Journal Club was outstanding. Many participants indicated the Journal Club improved their clinical understanding of cancer and drug resistance.  ;Most notably, many students present- particularly from CDU’s Post-Baccalaureate Program- expressed their excitement and “inspirationâ€Â at seeing real-life application of the scientific information they learned in their biochemistry and molecular biology classes. The Cancer Journal Club hopes to include more participants and encourages the entire campus community and colleagues to all attend. 


The Journal Club is a weekly meeting that takes place every Monday, from 12-2pm, in the Augustus F. Hawkins Building, Room 3071 at CDU. For more information, weekly announcements, and speakers please go to the Divisional website:

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