CONTACT: ANNE HEILEMANN
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9465; fax (319) 335-8034
WHAT: Release of 1997 Cancer in Iowa, the State Health Registry of
Iowa's annual report on cancer in Iowa.10th anniversary of the University
of Iowa Cancer Information Service.
WHO: Dr. Charles Lynch, UI associate professor of preventive medicine
and environmental health and principal investigator of the State Health Registry
Dr. Charles Riggs Jr., medical director of the UI John and Mary Pappajohn
Clinical Cancer Center.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997.
WHERE: East Room, UI Hospitals and Clinics 8th Floor, John Colloton
Pavilion (Enter through UIHC main entrance, turn right, take elevator F to
1997 Cancer in Iowa, the State Health Registry of Iowa' s annual report on
the status of cancer in Iowa, outlines cancer projections for 1997. The report
contains estimates of how many Iowans will be diagnosed with cancer this year,
what the most common types of cancer will be, and how many Iowans will die
In addition, the UI Cancer Information Service is marking its 10th anniversary
of service to Iowans. Dr. Charles Riggs will share information on the assistance
this service has provided throughout the decade, as well as unveil a new cancer
prevention booklet that will be available to anyone free-of-charge.
This news conference does not conflict with any of the UI sesquicentennial
events scheduled for Feb. 25.