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First-of-its-kind event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is recommended

Originally posted July, 1998

Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Bob Novak, a CNN reporter and prostate cancer survivor, is the keynote speaker for the upcoming International Prostate Cancer Symposium for the Patient.

The free, two-day symposium will take place at the Power Center on the campus of the University of Michigan on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2. It is sponsored by the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center and the U-M Section of Urology with support from Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

National experts will discuss alternative and conventional treatments for prostate cancer, including:

  • Recent medical advances.
  • The role of diet, nutrition, herbs and supplements.
  • Gene therapy and other promising treatments now being tested.
  • Impotence and incontinence treatments.

The symposium also will feature a women's information session and demonstrations of alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation and healing touch.

Sessions will be presented by medical faculty from the National Institutes of Health, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Emory University, Wayne State University, Cleveland Clinic, the University of Washington, the University of Texas and the University of Michigan Health System.

Discounted accommodations and airfare are available and complimentary lunches and receptions will be provided. Space is limited, however, so early registration is recommended. To register, call 800-835-7633. The symposium is endorsed by the American Cancer Society, the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, CaPCURE, the Mathews Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research, the National Prostate Cancer Coalition and US TOO International.


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