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M. D. Anderson to Host International Cervical Cancer Conference

M. D. Anderson to Host International Cervical Cancer Conference
M. D. Anderson News Release 03/20/02

The Second International Conference on Cervical Cancer is scheduled for April 11-14, 2002 in Houston.

The conference, which is sponsored by M. D. Anderson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Cancer Institute, is directed toward gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists.

Dedicated solely to the topic of cervical cancer, speakers will address molecular epidemiology, optical techniques for screening and detection, chemoradiation and behavioral intervention. 

"By bringing together national leaders from the multiple disciplines involved with cervical cancer causation, prevention and screening, we hope to identify educational needs and new areas for research development," said Dr. Michele Follen, professor of gynecologic oncology at M. D. Anderson and one of the conference program directors.

On-site registration opens at noon, on Thursday, April 11, at the Marriott Houston Medical Center Hotel with the opening session of the conference beginning at 2 p.m. All other sessions will be held at the Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, 11th Floor, in R. Lee Clark Clinic.

For more information on the conference, call (713) 792-2222.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. When detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. An estimated 13,000 cases of invasive cervical cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2002 in the United States. Worldwide, there are an estimated 300,000 cases of cervical cancer.

03/20/02


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