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April 27, 2009

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center noted for prostate cancer excellence

The April 2009 issue of the publication Urology Times names Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa as one of its 15 Clinical Centers of Excellence for prostate cancer.

Because these centers "rise above the pack," the editors said the institutions bring something extra to the specialty through research, patient care and community outreach. The listing provides physicians valuable information about where to refer challenging cases.

Richard Williams, M.D., head of the UI Department of Urology, noted that collaboration between members of his department and others, including Daniel Vaena, M.D., medical oncology, and Mark Smith, M.D., radiation oncology, plays a pivotal role in providing excellent care to patients diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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'Creating Community' Symposium set for April 30 at UI

"Creating Community: The Role of Religious Beliefs and Traditions in a Civil Society," a one-day symposium about the intersections of religion, politics and a civil society, will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in the Illinois and Iowa Rooms at Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa.

The featured keynote speaker will be Jean Lloyd Jones, retired legislator, feminist and peace activist. Campus and community presenters will address both the challenges and the strengths of the University of Iowa and Iowa City community efforts to demonstrate respect, civility and understanding of other beliefs, traditions and differences.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to pre-register call Kathy Last at 319-335-0705 or Scott King at 319-335-0335 or see the conference program at


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