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University of Iowa News Release

April 25, 2006

Community Program May 9 To Focus On Cancer Causes, Myths

A discussion of cancer, the myths surrounding the disease and what people can do to reduce their risk for cancer will be the subjects of the next "Health For Your Lifetime" program, sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center at 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

George Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI and the C.E. Block Professor of Cancer Research, will lead the presentation and discussion.

Weiner will address such questions as:

-- Is cancer more common today than in the past?

-- Is cancer inherited or is there something you can do about it?

-- What can you do today to reduce your chance of getting cancer tomorrow?

Learn about some of the many myths and truths about cancer, including discussion of what cancer is, what causes it, what doesn't cause it, cancer prevention strategies and advances being made in the fight against cancer. There will also be time for questions and answers.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration for this program is encouraged. To register, or for more information, 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,