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University of Iowa News Release

May 19, 2006

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center To Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa will host its 12th Annual Cancer Survivors Day Celebration with a "Cancer Family Reunion" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

The celebration will take place in the Center of Excellence in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy on the Lower Level in the West Addition of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion. The event's schedule includes a presentation of survivors' stories, refreshments, massage therapy, crafts and fun activities for children.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Cancer Information Service at 1-800-237-1225 or 319-356-3000 or visit online at

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

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

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