|Note to Reporters
National Cancer Institute Hosts Science Writers’ Seminar
on Second Cancers
||NCI Science Writers’ Seminar Series
Please join us for our latest science writers’ seminar on
new cancers that arise in people whose first cancer occurred
in a different site in their body. Presentations will be
in an interactive classroom format with ample time for questions.
The topics will include discussion of a just released
monograph on multiple primary tumors. In addition to discussing
multiple primaries, four prominent scientists will discuss
the incidence and prevalence of such cancers, their possible
causes, and how they are treated in the clinic.
||Rochelle Curtis, M.A.: New
malignancies among cancer survivors
Crystal Mackall, M.D.: Clinical care of
cancer patients who develop second cancers
Lois Travis, M.D., Sc.D.: Second cancers — an
Peggy Tucker, M.D.: The effect of genetic
susceptibility on second cancers
||Wednesday, January 24, 2007: 9:45
a.m. — Noon
Registration will be at 9:45 a.m. Talks by experts from NCI
and other research institutes will begin at 10:00 a.m. A
coffee break will occur about 11:00 a.m.
||NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center,
Room F1/F2 Bethesda, Md.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH
campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop
on the Metro’s Red Line. For transportation, parking and
security at NIH, go to http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm.
||To register for the seminar,
please contact the NCI Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-6641
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about cancer, visit the NCI Web site at http://www.cancer.gov or
call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)..
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