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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher to Visit M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher to Visit M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Monday, April 30, 2001 * LeMaistre Conference Center, 11th floor Rose Zone
M. D. Anderson News Release 04/27/01

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Dr. Satcher will hear a presentation from M. D. Anderson faculty discussing prostate cancer among African Americans, including updates on research activities, clinical trial recruitment and community outreach. In recent weeks M. D. Anderson announced a prestigious $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance its integrated programs in prostate cancer research.

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Satcher will address M. D. Anderson faculty, staff and volunteers with remarks titled "Cancer in the Community." Dr. Satcher's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. John Mendelsohn, president of M. D. Anderson. Panelists include:

Dr. Satcher; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; Dr. Curtis Pettaway, associate professor of urology and associate professor of cancer biology; and Dr. Lovell Jones, professor of experimental gynecology and director of the Center for Research on Minority Health.

Background on Dr. Satcher
Dr. Satcher became the 16th Surgeon General of the United States in 1998. He is a physician, scholar, and public health advocate. Prior to his appointment as Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher served as director of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Under his leadership, the CDC placed a greater emphasis on disease prevention. Among the activities under his direction, the number of states involved in the CDC’s comprehensive breast and cervical cancer screening programs increased from 18 to 50.


A native of Alabama, Dr. Satcher graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1963 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree and his Ph.D. from Case Western University. In 1986 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Members of the news media may valet park at their expense in front of the R. Lee Clark Clinic at 1515 Holcombe Blvd. or self-park in Texas Medical Center Garage No. 10 off John Freeman Street.



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