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Tuesday, March 1, 2005


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NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers Science Writer’s Seminar in New York City: New Frontiers in Prostate Cancer Treatment and Prevention

What: National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Science Writers’ Seminar Series at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City:

Please join us for an in-depth look at the latest scientific discoveries about prostate cancer treatment and prevention. The seminar will provide perspective on timely issues such as new treatment drugs and procedures as well as possible new agents to help prevent prostate cancer.
Who: Peter Scardino, M.D. (MSKCC) - Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques

Howard Scher, M.D. (MSKCC) - The Latest Chemotherapy Drugs for Prostate Cancer

Michael Zelefsky, M.D. (MSKCC) - Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy

Leslie Ford, M.D. (NCI) - Health Implications of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial

Howard Parnes, M.D. (NCI) - The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go From Here?

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2005, from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a light breakfast, starting at 8:30 a.m. Talks will begin at 9 a.m., and conclude by 11:30 a.m.
Where: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller Research Laboratory
430 East 67th Street, New York, NY
The Rockefeller Research Laboratory is located on the east side of Manhattan, on 67th St. between 1st Ave. and York Ave. The Center is 4 blocks east of the 68th St. subway stop on the 4, 5, or 6 line or by the 31 or 66 bus lines.

To register for the press briefing, please contact Dorie Hightower or Ann Benner in the NCI Press Office at (301) 496-6641 or at ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov.

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