SWCRF-funded liver cancer team at Mount Sinai selected to host the International Liver Cancer Association’s inaugural School of Liver Cancer symposium

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) congratulates its funded team of liver cancer investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for being chosen by the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) to host the very first symposium of the ILCA School of Liver Cancer to be held in the fall of 2014.

Led by Josep M. Llovet, M.D., the team at Mount Sinai was selected among several prestigious institutions from around the world for their outstanding proposal demonstrating exceptional clinical, scientific, and administrative capabilities. Drs. Scott Friedman and Myron Schwartz were co-applicants with Dr. Llovet for this honor.

"We are honored to host the first-ever School of Liver Cancer symposium funded by the International Liver Cancer Association,” said Josep M. Llovet, M.D. “This award recognizes our international leadership and visibility in research and clinical management of liver cancer."

The leading-class science produced by the Mount Sinai team is funded in part by SWCRF through the generous support of the Mark Family Foundation.

The International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) is the only international organization devoted exclusively to liver cancer research for experts from all related disciplines. It aspires to advance research in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of liver cancer.  For more information, visit: http://www.ilca-online.org/