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