The Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation honored Dr. Nader Hanna of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center at a wine-tasting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Green Spring Station in Lutherville, Md.
Dr. Hanna is a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating gastrointestinal (GI) cancers and soft tissue sarcoma. He is head of surgical oncology at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Proceeds from the wine-tasting will be used to support Dr. Hanna’s work at the cancer center. Dr. Hanna specializes in performing complicated GI cancer surgeries and is actively involved in cancer research, specifically using adenovirus-mediated gene therapy and genetic radiotherapy to treat cancer.
Dr. Hanna says that he was drawn to the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center because of its reputation for excellent, innovative care and its recruitment of Dr. Kevin Cullen as director. Under Dr. Cullen’s leadership, the cancer center has doubled the size of its clinical services and research program.
According to Dr. Hanna, “The funds received from the Mildred Mindell Cancer Foundation will be used to support the clinical and academic programs within the division of surgical oncology, providing an immediate and hopeful outcome for our patients. It will also be used to upgrade the equipment used during cutting-edge GI surgeries and support programs focused on screening and prevention.”
For more information, please contact the UMMS Foundation at 410-328-3637.