CONTACT: TOM WALLJASPER
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Sept. 1, 2000
Public invited to UI seminar on prostate cancer Sept.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care
experts Michael O'Donnell, M.D., and Richard Williams, M.D., will present
"The Hope Behind Prostate Cancer" at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 14 at the Clarion Conference Center in Coralville.
This community presentation is part of the "Health
For Your Lifetime" series presented by University of Iowa Health Care.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American
men. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, exceeded only
by lung cancer.
But there is hope. Of the men diagnosed with prostate
cancer, 92 percent survive at least five years and 67 percent survive at least
The presentation will include discussion of:
-- Prostate cancer risk factors and prevention;
-- The importance of early detection;
-- Diagnosis and treatment options; and
-- The latest research findings.
A question-and-answer session will follow.
O'Donnell is an associate professor and chief of urologic
oncology in the UI department of urology. Williams is a professor and head
of the UI department of urology.
Pre-registration is encouraged for this free program.
For more information or to register, call (319) 384-8442 or toll-free (800)
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