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March 9, 2011

Media Advisory: News briefing on 'Cancer in Iowa: 2011' report is March 14

WHAT: The annual "Cancer in Iowa" report issued by the State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

WHO: Charles F. Lynch, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of the State Health Registry of Iowa and professor of epidemiology at the UI College of Public Health, will present the report findings and discuss the report's special focus on colorectal cancer trends.

George Weiner, M.D., director of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI and president of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, will discuss the latest in colorectal cancer research and treatment and his family history and personal interest in prevention and screening.

Adrian Holm, D.O., UI assistant professor of internal medicine in the gastroenterology division, will discuss the importance of early detection and colorectal cancer screening.

In addition to the physician-speakers, a patient affected by colorectal cancer will also be available to offer her personal perspective.

Following the formal remarks and the Q&A session, the presenters will be available for one-on-one interviews.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011

WHERE: Seebohm Conference Room, room 283, located in the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) on the UI Health Sciences campus. The nearest parking is Newton Road Ramp located on Newton Road. To reach EMRB, walk up the sidewalk along the Medical Education Research Facility -- the sidewalk is where the large red arrow is on the map (link below). Look for a media escort by the sculpture of columns that have men's heads on the ends. Or enter EMRB at the door to the left of the columns and take the elevator up one floor. Exit to your right and you will be at the conference room.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Copies of "Cancer in Iowa: 2011" will be available at the conference. CD-ROMs of maps/figures from the report, and a short video of the removal of a colon polyp will also be available for reporters only. The report includes estimates of cancer diagnoses and deaths in Iowa for 2011 and a special section on colorectal cancer.

WEBCAST: This news conference will be available via live webcast for remote news media. To register for the webcast, visit: The report and news release will be available for webcast viewers at 10 a.m. March 14.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications and External Relations, 4257 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

MEDIA CONTACT: Hannah Fletcher, 319-384-4277,