WVU to Show Live Webcasts of Presidential Candidates’ Cancer Discussions

What policy plans does the next president have for fighting cancer in America?  The West Virginia University Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center invites the public to find out as they sponsor a live webcast of the first-ever Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forums from Iowa.

The Forums will feature candidates from both parties and address cancer research funding, access, prevention, early detection, survivorship and innovation. 

The Forum for Democratic candidates is Monday, August 27.  Republican candidates will speak on Tuesday, August 28.  Both webcasts will be co-moderated by cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, and Chris Matthews of MSNBC.

The webcasts from Cedar Rapids may be viewed on a large screen in the WVU Health Sciences Center auditorium, beginning at 11 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Cancer organizations across the country, including the Lance Armstrong Foundation, have formed an informal coalition to ensure that cancer is addressed in each of the candidates’ platforms. 

“I invite and encourage everyone who can to join our faculty and staff and patients at the HSC auditorium to watch the live webcasts of these presidential forums,” said Scot C. Remick, M.D., director of the Cancer Center.  “It’s a great opportunity for us to learn how the next president will address this important health issue.”

For more information on the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, visit www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/.



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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
sls/ aj: 8-23-07

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