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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 7, 2003

UI Health Care Specialists To Discuss Breast Cancer Advances

Breast cancer specialists from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will discuss the newest tools in the fight against the disease during a complimentary public seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, located at 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

In 2003, an estimated 2,300 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among Iowans. However, clinicians and researchers at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI are offering hope by pioneering new approaches to preventing, detecting and treating the disorder.

Drugs that prevent breast cancer, treatments without mastectomies, digital mammograms with sharper images and genetic testing are helping women today and show even more promise for the future.

Presented by UI Health Care, this "Health For Your Lifetime" seminar's presenters are Laurie Fajardo, M.D., UI professor and head of radiology, Geraldine Jacobson, M.D., UI associate professor of radiation oncology, and Susan Roman, D.O., UI assistant professor of internal medicine.

Advance registration for this free community seminar is encouraged. For more information or to register, call UI Health Access at 319-384-8442 or toll free at 800-777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,