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M. D. Anderson Presents Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention and Treatment Techniques

M. D. Anderson Presents Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention and Treatment Techniques
M. D. Anderson News Release 07/15/03

Wednesday, July 16, 2003
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The Aspen Meadows Paepke Auditorium
100 North Third Street

To generate greater awareness about advances in cancer prevention and treatment, and to arm individuals with the practical knowledge to reduce risks, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is presenting a free cancer education program for the Aspen community.

M. D. Anderson’s President, John Mendelsohn, M.D. and other leading scientists in the areas of colorectal, breast and prostate cancers will be on hand to discuss cutting-edge cancer prevention and treatment techniques at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Prevention Seminar. The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge.

Robert S. Bresalier, M.D., chair of the Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine and Nutrition, will present ways of reducing risks and preventing colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States; Francisco J. Esteva, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, will discuss the controversial use of hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women, novel breast cancer screening technologies under investigation and options women have for reducing risks of breast cancer; and Deborah A. Kuban, M.D., professor of radiation oncology, will talk about the future of individualized therapy for prostate cancer and pre-cancerous stages of the disease.

M. D. Anderson, located in Houston, was designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the first three Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. Consistently ranked as one of the top two cancer centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey since they began ranking in 1990, M. D. Anderson has provided care for more than 520,000 cancer patients since 1944.

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