NIH Press Release
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
National Cancer Institute

FOR RELEASE
Monday, March 30, 1998

Caroline McNeil
NCI Press Office
(301) 496-6641

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS:
Second National AIDS Malignancy Conference Takes Place April 6-8

National and international experts will convene at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), April 6-8, 1998, to present recent findings and current studies on AIDS related cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma, and anal and cervical cancers. The meeting will provide an overview of AIDS-related research on these cancers, which have emerged as an epidemic within the larger AIDS epidemic. It is estimated that about 30 percent to 40 percent of all AIDS patients may eventually develop cancer.

Conference topics include:

The meeting will take place at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. For more information, call the National Cancer Institute's press office at (301) 496-6641 or check the World Wide Web at http://ctep.info.nih.gov (click on AIDS Oncology Resources).

Daily online summaries will be available during and after the meeting at http://www.healthcg.com/hiv/2ndnciconf.