Media Advisory: 'Cancer in Iowa: 2012'
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WHAT: A briefing on the annual Cancer in Iowa report issued by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
WHO: Charles F. Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the State Health Registry of Iowa and professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health, will present the report findings and discuss the report's focus on lung cancer trends, including a special discussion on radon, the number one cause of lung cancer among individuals who have never smoked.
George Weiner, M.D., director of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI and president of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, will discuss the latest in lung cancer research, detection, and treatment.
In addition to the physicians, a patient affected by radon-induced lung cancer will also be available to offer her personal perspective.
Following the formal remarks and the Q&A session, the presenters will be available for one-on-one interviews.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012
WHERE: Ellig Classroom, N120, located in the College of Public Health Building (CPHB). Metered parking is available in front of building or below in Lot 42. Additional parking available in Newton Road Ramp located on Newton Road. Map.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Copies of Cancer in Iowa: 2012 will be available at the conference. CD-ROMs of maps/figures from the report will also be available for reporters only. The report includes estimates of cancer diagnoses and deaths in Iowa for 2012 and a special section on lung cancer.
WEBCAST: This news conference will be available via live webcast for remote news media. To register for the webcast, visit this link.