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University of Iowa News Release

May 9, 2006

Cancer Information Service To Celebrate 20 Years Of Service

The Cancer Information Service (CIS) of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa will hold a special event to thank the community for 20 years of support from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in the East Room located on the 8th level of the John Colloton Pavilion at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Participants can enjoy food, fun, door prizes and interactive displays that illustrate how the CIS can benefit you -- whether answering your personal questions about cancer or assisting patients in finding cancer resources. Activities will include: 

-- Test your knowledge with a game about the myths and facts about cancer.

-- Get up and get exercising with chair aerobics.

-- Think you know the risks of alcohol and smoking? You might be surprised.

-- Sample foods that may help reduce cancer risk and pick up a recipe book.

-- Which SPF sunscreen should you buy? See how different SPFs stop UV rays.   

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Cancer Information Service at 800-237-1225 or 356-3000.

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.