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UCI women's cancer symposium to address latest research, prevention and treatment
 
EVENT:

The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society at UC Irvine are hosting “A Symposium on Women’s Cancer,” which will feature speakers providing insights into cutting-edge research, treatment and prevention methods and the issues that still need to be addressed.

DATE: Tuesday, March 27, 2007
TIME: 8:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine
 
BACKGROUND:

The UCI symposium program will address various topics related to women’s cancer, ranging from insights about lung and ovarian cancer to the latest in research and treatment. Seven cancer researchers and doctors from Orange County will be the featured speakers, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Philip DiSaia, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

FEATURED TOPICS & SPEAKERS

“Introduction & Welcome”
Dr. Philip J. DiSaia, director of Division of Gynecologic Oncology, UCI

“The Cervix Loves Tobacco, Too”
Dr. Frank Meyskens Jr., the Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr. Endowed Chair, professor of medicine and biological chemistry, and director, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI

“Lung Cancer, the Hidden Cancer Killer of Women: Lessons Learned from Dana Reeve”
Dr. Sai-hong Ignatius Ou, assistant clinical professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, UCI

“Is the HPV Vaccine a Moral Issue?”
Dr. Bradley Monk, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, UCI

“Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early with Sound”
Dr. Michael Crade, radiologist

“Can I Be Screened for Ovarian Cancer?”
Carol Cowan, clinical oncology nurse, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, UCI

“Can My Breast Cancer Be Prevented and New Advances in Treatment (MamoSite)?”
Dr. Karen Lane, assistant clinical professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, UCI

“Why Has Endometrial Cancer Become the Most Common Gynecologic Cancer?”
Dr. Michael L. Berman, professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, UCI

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Event Information Contact

949-824-8202. The event is free; reservations recommended. For more information, see: www.newkirkcenter.uci. edu/womens_cancer_ prog.uci

Media Contact

Tom Vasich
949-824-6455
tmvasich@uci.edu

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