News briefing on 'Cancer in Iowa: 2014' report is Monday, March 10

News briefing on 'Cancer in Iowa: 2014' report is Monday, March 10

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Report features a special focus on HPV and HPV-related cancers

WHAT: 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, 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 human papillomavirus (HPV).

George Weiner, director of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI and president of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, will discuss HPV vaccines, their utilization, and the continued need for cervical cancer screening via the Pap test.

Nitin Pagedar, assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology, division of head and neck surgery in the UI Carver College of Medicine, will discuss oropharyngeal cancers, an HPV-related cancer involving the tonsils and base of tongue that affects both men and women.

In addition to the physicians, a patient affected by HPV-related cancer will also be available to offer a 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. Monday, March 10

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: 2014" 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 2014 and a special section on HPV and related cancers.

ARCHIVE: This news conference will be taped and made available by early afternoon for remote news media and other interested parties. The archive will be available here.

Contacts

Bill Barker, University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications and External Relations, 319-384-4277

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