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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 29, 2005

Classes Will Help Cancer Information Seekers

The Cancer Information Service of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and the Patients' Library at UI Hospitals and Clinics are offering educational opportunities for people who want to learn more about searching for information about cancer.

The course is titled, "Searching for Cancer Information." The classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Both sessions will take place in the Radiation Oncology Media Center, located on the lower level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion's West Addition at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The sessions will focus on searching for cancer information on the Internet, how to find clinical trials and National Library of Medicine programs that provide cancer information. There will be time for individual participants to receive assistance in searching for specific cancer information.

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding this project in part with federal funds under contract number N01-LM-1-3513. Volunteer Services at UI Hospitals and Clinics also contributed funding to the Radiation Oncology Media Center.

The number of participants that can be accommodated is limited, so pre-registration is requested. To register for this free class or for more information, please call 319-356-3000 or toll-free at 800-237-1225.

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.

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 http://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.