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University of Iowa News Release

April 9, 2004

UI Hospitals And Clinics Offers Head And Neck Cancer Screening

Cancer specialists at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will host a free head and neck cancer screening session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 23.

The screening event is a part of the Yul Brynner Foundation Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, April 19-25. Faculty and staff from the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Radiation Oncology, with support from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI, will conduct the screenings.

Team members will include:

-- Kristi Chang, M.D.;
-- Ken Dornfeld, M.D.;
-- Russell Smith, M.D.;
-- Jeff Markt, D.D.S., who will display and demonstrate prosthetic devices;
-- Ann Sporkman-Link, a speech pathologist who will be available to answer questions about speech and swallowing rehabilitation.

Interested individuals may call for an appointment by calling 319-356-4351. The screening will be held at UI Hospitals and Clinics. The medical center is located at 200 Hawkins Drive in Iowa City.

The Department of Otolaryngology at the UI is one of the oldest in the United States (founded in 1922) and one of the most comprehensive in the world. In addition, the department has consistently ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation is a national organization devoted to supporting head and neck cancer patients, educating the public on prevention and treatment, as well as providing support for ongoing research efforts. Since 1998 the foundation has directed and organized Oral, Head And Neck Cancer Awareness Week. For more information, please visit www.uihealthcare.com/otolaryngology.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, :thomas-moore@uiowa.edu