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Release: Sept. 1, 2000

Public invited to UI seminar on prostate cancer Sept. 14

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 10 years.

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) 777-8442.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.