Media Advisory - Canadian Cancer Experts Answer Your Questions



    TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - How likely am I to get cancer? Find out the
answer to this and other important frequently-asked questions at Progress and
Promise: Experts Answer the Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer Research,
a public forum being hosted by the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).

    
    Researchers supported by NCIC, and other NCIC experts, will answer
questions such as:
    -   Why did I get cancer?
    -   Is the environment related to cancer risk?
    -   Alternative treatments: What should we know about them?
    

    The experts will also respond to questions from the audience during this
interactive forum.
    Keynote speaker, Dr. Marla Shapiro, a physician, cancer survivor,
columnist, and popular television host, will share her story about her
personal battle with breast cancer. Dr. Shapiro will be available for
interviews and to sign her book, My Journey with Breast Cancer.
    As Canada's longest-standing research organization dedicated to
supporting excellent cancer research and advancing cancer control, the NCIC
has had a significant impact on the fight against cancer in Canada in the past
60 years. Through this forum, the NCIC will share some of the knowledge gained
from six decades of research, believing that the knowledge you gain today can
help you tomorrow. NCIC is generously funded by the Canadian Cancer Society
and The Terry Fox Foundation.

    
    What:  National Cancer Institute of Canada 60th Anniversary Conference -
           Progress and Promise: Experts Answer the Frequently Asked
           Questions about Cancer Research - Free Public Forum

    When:  Thursday, November 15th
           1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Where: Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel, Toronto, 225 Front Street
           West, Toronto, Ontario
    





For further information:

For further information: to arrange interviews, or to RSVP, please
contact: Diana Robinson, Diana Robinson & Associates, Phone: (416)
871-5420/(519) 829-3804, E-mail: dianarobinsonassociates@rogers.com

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