|National Cancer Institute/Fox Chase Cancer Center
Science Writers’ Seminar
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How We React to Cancer Risk and Diagnosis
||National Cancer Institute (NCI) Science
Series at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
How you or a person
you love reacts to the news of a cancer diagnosis can be quite different
from how another person would react. Likewise, those at increased risk
of developing cancer face a variety of challenges when communicating that
risk to other family members and when making decisions about screening
Please join us for an in-depth look at decision-making and communication
when faced with the threat of cancer. The seminar will provide perspective
on how family members react to news of a cancer diagnosis when they themselves
may also be at risk due to genetic factors — a timely topic given
soon-to-be-released guidelines for BRCA 1 and 2 screening; the two distinct
ways in which patients respond to news of cancer; and patients’ and doctors’ differing
expectations about participation in cancer clinical trials. At the conclusion
of the formal presentations, a tour of Fox Chase Cancer Center research
facilities will be provided upon request.
||Robert C. Young, M.D. (Fox Chase) — President, Fox
Chase Cancer Center; Welcome
Michael Stefanek, Ph.D. (NCI) — Integrating basic decision-making
into cancer control
Mary Daly, M.D., Ph.D. (Fox Chase) — How women communicate genetic
Suzanne Miller, Ph.D. (Fox Chase) — "Blunters" and "Monitors"; two
patient types who process health information very differently
Neal Meropol, M.D. (Fox Chase) — Apples and oranges: How patients
and doctors think about clinical trials
||Wednesday, October 5, 2005, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for talks that will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch
served at noon. Additional talks and a Q&A session will conclude
||Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111
For directions to Fox Chase, go to http://www.fccc.edu/information/directions/.
Free parking is available on campus. Fox Chase is accessible by SEPTA’s
regional rail line, R8 (www.septa.org );
travel time is approximately 30 minutes from 30th St. Station and 25 minutes
from 12th and Market St. A shuttle van will be available for free roundtrip
transport between the Fox Chase station and the Cancer Center.
||To register for the press briefing, please contact Dorie
Hightower or Ann Benner in the NCI Press Office at 301-496-6641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes
27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical, and translational medical research, and investigates the causes, treatments,
and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its
programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.