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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 30, 2004

Community Program To Focus On Prostate Cancer Sept. 13

Area residents are invited to hear University of Iowa Health Care experts discuss prostate cancer at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave., Coralville.

Prostate cancer cases are on the rise, largely due to better and earlier diagnosis. But what happens on the other side of diagnosis? Learn about the latest advances in prostate cancer treatments.

This program will include an overview of prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men; discussion of a study led by UI researchers that is testing a new vaccine that might allow the body's immune system to attack cancer cells; and a look at the use of a surgical robot that is bringing greater promise for men with prostate cancer.

Program presenters are UI Department of Urology faculty members Richard D. Williams, M.D., professor and head; Howard N. Winfield, M.D., professor; and Badrinath R. Konety, M.D., assistant professor.

Part of the "Health For Your Lifetime" series presented by UI Health Care, this program is free and open to the community. Pre-registration is encouraged.

To register, or for more information, go to, or 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 Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

CONTACTS: Media: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; Program: Tom Walljasper, 319-384-7353,