BUFFALO, NY — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) invites the community to join its experts at the 2011 Western New York Health Expo Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Fairgrounds Event Center, Hamburg, NY, from 10am to 3pm. RPCI will share cancer information through seminars and an information booth; hold a bone-marrow donor drive; and collect samples for its Data Bank and BioRepository (DBBR) through the Spit for the Cure program.
RPCI experts will conduct four seminars at the Health Expo:
10:15am: Are We Carrying Around too Much History? Learn What Your Family Tree Can Tell Us About Your Future Health – Mollie Lyman Hutton, MS, CGC, Certified Genetic Counselor
11:45am: Questions and Myths about Tobacco and Cancer: Why Everyone – Including Cancer Patients – Should Quit and How to Get Started – Graham Warren, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Radiation Medicine and Pharmacology and Therapeutics
12:30pm: Cancer Prevention: Is it Completely out of our Hands? How to Reduce your Cancer Risk – James Marshall, PhD, Senior Vice President, Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences
2pm: Can I Get a Second Opinion at Roswell Park? What if I Haven’t Been Diagnosed? Making an Appointment at Roswell Park: Frequently Asked Questions Answered – Kimberly Sweeney, RN, MBA, Senior Director of Patient Access & Therapeutic Services, and Jennifer Hamilton, MBA, Supervisor, Patient Access – New Patient Referrals
The expo will also feature a bone-marrow drive and DNA collection:
Visitors who stop by all three RPCI-sponsored booths can enter to win prizes, including an autographed Buffalo Sabres jersey. For more information on the Health Expo, visit www.wnyhealthonline.com.
The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie Deck-Miller, Senior Media Relations Manager