CONTACT: TOM MOORE
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Nov. 30, 2000
Shane Scott promoted to co-director of Holden Cancer Center Clinical Trials
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."
"Shanes 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.