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Release: Nov. 30, 2000

Shane Scott promoted to co-director of Holden Cancer Center Clinical Trials Core

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Holden Cancer Center at the University of Iowa recently named Shane Scott, Pharm.D., associate professor (clinical) of clinical and administrative pharmacy in the UI College of Pharmacy, as co-director of the Holden Cancer Center Clinical Trials Core.

"Shane brings extensive experience in the clinical evaluation and development of anti-cancer medications," said George Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Cancer Center. "His increased involvement with our clinical research program will further enhance our ability to bring the newest and most promising treatments to our patients. This joint effort involving the UI Hospitals and Clinics, College of Medicine, and College of Pharmacy points to the growing importance of multidisciplinary interaction."

"Shane’s participation in the cancer center will facilitate enhanced participation of the College of Pharmacy in advancing clinical research aimed at improving cancer care," said
William Miller, Pharm.D., head of clinical and administrative pharmacy.

In his new role as co-director of the clinical trials core at the Holden Cancer Center, Scott will provide support for clinical investigators examining patient availability and accrual within the Center. Scott said he will also be helping investigators with protocol development and enhancement.

The co-director position will also enhance the relationship between clinical oncologists and pharmaceutical researchers thereby increasing patient access to new anti-cancer medications.

"In-state availability of new cancer medications will reduce the need for patients to go elsewhere for advanced cancer treatment," Scott said. "This will provide community oncologists in Iowa with more treatment options to give their patients, increasing the quality of care."

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.