03/23/2007

‘Teaming Up to Beat Cancer’ Program April 14

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - The West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Ovarian and Prostate Initiatives are joining together to present “Teaming Up to Beat Cancer”, an educational program to raise awareness of ovarian and prostate cancers on Saturday, April 14. 

The program will be held at the Lakeview Resort in Morgantown from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

“Teaming Up to Beat Cancer” will include educational presentations about the symptoms and risk factors of these cancers from featured guest speakers Gerard Oakley, M.D., with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and  Thomas Hogan, M.D., with the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University.  Question and answer sessions will follow the presentations.  There will be additional information and educational exhibits about other health related topics. 

Attendees will enjoy a catered lunch, goody bags, and door prizes at the program.   

“We are really hoping to reach out to women and men in this community to raise their awareness of the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian and prostate cancers, said Caroline Schlatt, Ovarian Initiative coordinator.  “This is a great opportunity for women and men to “team up” and learn how to take care of themselves and each other”. 

This program is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  Please register to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Prevention and Control at 293-2370 by April 6. 

For more information, please contact Jim Keresztury at 293-0481.

This program is sponsored by the Ovarian and Prostate Initiatives funded through the West Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Program at the Department of Health and Human Resources, Orthobiotech, and GlaxoSmithKline.

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For more information:
Jim Keresztury, MBRCC, (304) 293-0481
jkeresztury@hsc.wvu.edu
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