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Oct. 31, 2007

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center will host oncology art exhibit

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa will host an exhibit of art -- created by people from around the world affected by cancer to help chronicle their experiences with the disease -- Nov. 2 through 7 on the Fifth Level of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

The display is a unique exhibition that honors the cancer journey of patients. The Eli Lilly Oncology Exhibit features works of art created by patients diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center will host a reception during the exhibition beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. George Weiner, M.D., director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, will make brief remarks at 6:45 p.m.

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.

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

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