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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Hosts Science Writers’ Seminar on Cancer Rates in Minority Populations


Seminar Held in Conjunction with Release of 2006 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: 1975-2003
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NCI Science Writers’ Seminar Series
Please join us for our latest science writers’ seminar, this month on cancer rates in minority populations. Presentations will be in an interactive classroom format with ample time for questions.

The topics will include the latest cancer statistics from The Annual Report to the Nation, published in Cancer and embargoed until Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. EDT. Besides discussing new cancer trends, four prominent scientists will explain how rates are changing in minority populations and what these trends mean for detecting and treating cancer effectively.

Brenda Edwards, Ph.D.: Perspectives on the Annual Report to the Nation
Ameilie Ramierez, M.D.: Cancer rates in Latinos
Barry Miller, Ph.D. (NCI): Genetics and Latino Cancer Rates
Grace Ma, Ph.D. (Temple University): Acculturation in Asian-American Populations
When: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006: 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Please register at 12:45 p.m. Talks will begin at 1:00 p.m. by experts from NCI and other research institutes. A coffee break will occur about 2:00pm.

NIH Campus, Natcher Conference Center, Room F1/F2 Bethesda, Md.
Attendees are strongly encouraged to use the Metro. The NIH campus can be easily accessed via the Medical Center stop on the Metro’s Red Line. For transportation, parking and security at NIH, go to

For more information about cancer, visit the NCI Web site at or call NCI’s Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

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