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A Candid Discussion with Amanda Bennett to Start the NCCN 18th Annual Conference

Amanda Bennett, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, executive editor at Bloomberg News, and author of The Cost of Hope: A Memoir, will begin the NCCN 18th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ with a moving and candid conversation about her late husband's battle with cancer and the costs incurred.

"The Cost of Hope: A Frank Roundtable Discussion" is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, March 14, 2013. She will be joined by a panel of oncologists. Ms. Bennett will also be available for an on-site book signing.

Ms. Bennett's memoir, The Cost of Hope: A Memoir, published in July 2012, is an honest investigation into the costs incurred during her husband's experience with a rare form of kidney cancer.

Look for further announcements about the NCCN 18th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ in upcoming NCCN communications.

About Amanda Bennett
Amanda Bennett is an executive editor at Bloomberg News, directing special projects and investigations, and was the co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board. She formerly served as editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, editor of the Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky), managing editor of The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), and Atlanta bureau chief (among numerous other posts) at The Wall Street Journal. In 1997, Bennett shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with her Journal colleagues, and in 2001 she led an Oregonian team to a Pulitzer for public service. Her previous books include In Memoriam (1997, with Terence B. Foley), The Man Who Stayed Behind (1993, with Sidney Rittenberg), and The Death of the Organization Man (1990).