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American Cancer Society science reporters briefing to feature latest developments in cancer
Date:3/13/2008

ATLANTAThe American Cancer Society invites medical and science reporters to attend a special briefing on Friday, March 14 in New York City to learn whats new in the fight against cancer and hear from some of the top experts at the American Cancer Society. This informative media briefing will offer the latest trends in cancer incidence and mortality as well as in cancer research, prevention, early detection, patient services, and more.

The briefing will take place at the new Jerome L. Greene Family Center - Hope Lodge New York City, 132 West 32nd Street, Manhattan. Presenters include Otis W. Brawley, MD, chief medical officer, Robert A. Smith, director of cancer screening, Youngmee Kim and Kevin Stein from the American Cacner Societys Behavioral Research Center, and others.

Reporters are invited to attend the entire event, or to attend individual sessions of interest. To attend, please contact: Andrew Becker, 212-237-3899 or andrew.becker@cancer.org, or Becky Steinmark Erwin, 404-417-5860 or becky.steinmark@cancer.org. A schedule is below.

9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Review of Days agenda
J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and author of Dr. Lens Cancer Blog

10:15 a.m. 11:20 a.m. Whats New in the Fight Against Cancer"
This session will focus on the state of the science, health disparities and access to care, the importance of early detection, the Societys new colorectal cancer guidelines and existing screening guidelines.
Otis W. Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Robert A. Smith, PhD, Director of Cancer Screening

11:25 a.m. 11:55 p.m. Cancer Beyond our Borders
This session will focus on the global cancer and tobacco burden.
Thomas J. Glynn, PhD, Director, Cancer Science and Trends and Director, International Cancer Control

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Stories from the Front Line
Cancer survivors and their caregivers will share their experience with the disease, and youll hear first hand about the global cancer burden in South Africa.
Karen L. Radwin, Senior Managing Executive, Hope Lodge New York City
W. Garrison Jackson, American Cancer Society Volunteer and President and CEO of Circulation Experti, Ltd.

1:05 p.m. 2:00 p.m.Cancer Prevention & Early Detection: Big and Small Changes That Can Reduce Risk
This session will focus on how your readers can reduce their risk of cancer through diet, physical activity and not smoking. Find out why what it says on the scales influences cancer risk, and how where we live, work and play affects our health.
Colleen M. Doyle, MS, RD, Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Thomas J. Glynn, PhD, Director, Cancer Science and Trends and Director, International Cancer Control

2:05 p.m. 3:20 p.m. Life with and beyond Cancer
This session will include presentations from the Societys Behavioral Research Center on quality of life among cancer survivors and new, soon to be published research. Youll also learn about how the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge helps cancer patients and their caregivers and will get a preview of the Societys newest public awareness campaign to reach Spanish-speaking people who are newly diagnosed or are caring for someone who is newly diagnosed.
Youngmee Kim, PhD, Director, Family Studies Quality of Life of Couples Dealing with Cancer (new research presentation)
Kevin D. Stein, PhD, Director, Quality of Life Research Exercise Adherence Among Cancer Survivors (new research presentation)
Kristen G. Solt, Vice President, Hope Lodge Network
Jacqueline Delmont, MD, American Cancer Society Volunteer

3:25 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Tours of the new Jerome L. Greene Family Center - Hope Lodge New York City. Hope Lodge is a facility that provides free housing for cancer patients undergoing treatment away from home.


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Contact: Andrew Becker
andrew.becker@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

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