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University of Iowa News Release

Feb. 8, 2006

Mini Medical School In Dubuque Feb. 28 To Focus On Cancer Research

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a Mini Medical School program on cancer research Feb. 28 in Dubuque.

The program, "The Road to a Cure: How Scientific Discoveries Turn into New Treatments for the Care and Cure and Cancer," will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Hoffman Lecture Hall, located in St. Joseph's Hall of Science on the Loras College campus in Dubuque. The program is free and open to the public, although the session is limited to the first 150 registrants. Registration is available online at or by calling toll free 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).

George Weiner, M.D., professor of internal medicine, director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the C.E. Block Chair of Cancer Research at the UI, will present the program. Weiner's clinical interests include medical oncology and hematology with an emphasis on the treatment of lymphoma and leukemia. His research centers on the development of monoclonal antibodies as agents to attack cancer cells and the development of new approaches to cancer immunization.

The UI Carver College of Medicine's Mini Medical School is designed for anyone who is curious about medicine and the scientific basis of health and disease. No science or medical educational background is needed to participate in this program.

Mini Medical School is sponsored by the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI Alumni Association.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032,; Program: Mitch Overton, 319-384-4206,