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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2009


CONTACT:

Tressa Kirby
202-687-8865
tk275@georgetown.edu


Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities: A New Era in Research


Washington, DC – Leaders from academia, advocacy, industry and the federal government will explore current research and policy initiatives related to cancer health disparities during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28th, at 3:00 pm ET, at Georgetown University Medical Center.

During the open forum, hosted by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Friends of Cancer Research and Lombardi’s Capital Breast Care Center, special focus will be given to the disproportionate cancer incidence and death rates among minorities.

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting Explores Cancer Health Disparities Research and Policies; Lombardi Researchers Announce Major Minority Health Initiative

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct., 28; 3:00 to 5:00 pm ET

WHERE: Georgetown University Medical Center, Research Building Auditorium, 3970 Reservoir Road, NW (Parking available at Hospital Entrance # 1)

WHO: Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD – Associate Director for Minority Health & Health Disparities, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Anna D. Barker, PhD – Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute

Barry Childs, MD – Associate Vice President, Oncology, Sanofi-Aventis

Lee J. Helman, MD – Head, Molecular Oncology Section, National Cancer Institute

Dora L. Hughes, MD – Counselor for Science & Public Health, US Health & Human Services

Marlene Malek, RN – President, Friends of Cancer Research

Tovoia Miner – Breast cancer survivor and patient of Lombardi’s Capital Breast Care Center

Ellen V. Sigal, PhD—Chair & Founder, Friends of Cancer Research

Louis M. Weiner, MD - Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Susan Dentzer – Moderator; Editor-in-chief, Health Affairs; Health analyst with the News Hour with Jim Lehrer






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