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CONTACT: ANGIE KUTZNER
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 336-7124

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UIHC sponsors seminar on the latest advancements in breast disease

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Area women are invited to a free seminar discussing breast disease, detection methods, and prevention on April 29, sponsored by the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as part of its centennial celebration.

Health for Your Lifetime: Prevailing Against Breast Cancer is the second in a series of educational seminars planned this year. The free session is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 1220 First Ave., Coralville. In addition, the University of Iowa Cancer Information Services will be available for free consultations between 6:30 and 7 p.m. as people register.

The seminar will feature three University of Iowa physicians: Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D.; Peter Jochimsen, M.D.; and Catherine Kusnick, M.D. Scott-Conner, professor and head of the department of surgery, will discuss breast disease and breast cancer, both innocent and malignant. Kusnick, assistant professor of radiology, will focus on the latest in detection methods. Kusnick will provide information on mammography, ultrasound and core biopsy.

Jochimsen, director of surgical oncology and professor of surgery, will explain the effects of tamoxifen and other therapies that are available to women.

Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, please call (319) 384-9392.

4/15/98