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North Idaho State Fair wins awards

The North Idaho State Fair recently received Awards of Excellence in multiple contests at the 127th annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention.

First place awards included: Hall of Honor Communications, Innovative Sponsorships, Agricultural and Competitive Exhibits.

“The IAFE contests provide fairs with a unique collaboration experience, allowing them to critique sponsorship relationships, promotional materials, aspects of agriculture, and competitive exhibit techniques throughout fairs internationally,” Lori Hart, Director of Education and Member Services, said.

The contests entered by the North Idaho State Fair received a total of 1,396 entries, showcasing a vast array of creativity and recognition. The International Association of Fairs and Expositions, based in Springfield, Mo., is a voluntary, nonprofit corporation, serving organizations and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of fairs, shows, expositions, and allied fields.

Brazil joins Kiemle & Hagood ownership team

Kiemle & Hagood Company announced the addition of Casey Brazil to its ownership team. Brazil joined Kiemle & Hagood Company as a broker in May 2005. As he built his book of business, he was also given responsibility of building a Coeur d’Alene presence, starting in 2007. His leadership and diligence were significant factors in market success. In November 2012, Brazil was named assistant director of brokerage services. And most recently has been a key player in developing the company’s Tri-Cities office.

Founded in 1971, Kiemle & Hagood Company specializes in commercial real estate and property management services throughout the Inland Northwest.

Summit Cancer Centers announces clinical trial

Summit Cancer Centers announced it is the first in a six-state region to molecularly target a resistant form of colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancers with BRAF mutations have long been known to be resistant, or quickly recur, following conventional chemotherapy. Array Biopharma is testing a molecular combination that specifically inhibits the BRAF mutation.

“Molecular targeted therapies have revolutionized treatment for a number of cancers over the last 20 years. As soon as this became available in 2016, we wanted to get this for our patients,” says Dr. Arvind Chaudhry, the medical director and head of Summit Cancer Centers Research Trials. “This trial meets our Center’s mission of being a local treasure to patients who face cancers where conventional chemotherapy is not effective. We also noticed that Summit began to attract patients from other states, thus meeting our goal of being a regional resource for other cancer centers.”

This molecularly targeted clinical trial is only available at a limited number of centers in the United States. Summit was the first cancer center in a six-state region, including Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, where this trial is open. Due to the success of the trial, a site has since opened in Seattle.

Patients who live in Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho or Wyoming, can review Summit’s clinical research trials and ask about resources for patients coming from outlying areas.

Summit Cancer Centers is a growing independent cancer care organization, offering medical and radiation oncology, advanced medical imaging, chemotherapy infusion services and the only CyberKnife in the Inland Northwest. It currently operates four comprehensive Cancer Centers in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Boise. As a member of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Summit Cancer Centers is expanding regional oncology services, and bringing their world-renowned cancer care expertise to the Inland Northwest area.

For more information, visit www.summitcancercenters.com.

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