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Prostate Cancer Symposium

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  • Date: 3/15/2009
  • Author: Larry Calhoun
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Fifth Annual National Symposium on Prostate Cancer

 Slated for CAU March 15-17

 

Who: Dr. Shafiq Khan, director of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at CAU, and a number of local and national experts on prostate cancer

 

What: Will present the Fifth Annual National Symposium on Prostate Cancer

 

When: March 15-17, 2009

 

Where: Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology on CAU’s campus (near the corner of Fair Street and James P. Brawley Drive).  Parking is available in the deck at Fair and Mildred Streets.

 

Background: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men.  Every year in the United States, approximately 200,000 men are diagnosed with this disease and approximately 30,000 men die of the disease.  African-American men are affected disproportionately, having the highest rate of incidence and mortality than any other ethnic group.  The mortality rate is 2.4 fold higher in African-American men as compared to Caucasian men.  The symposium will feature renowned prostate cancer researchers, some who have returned from previous symposiums to celebrate this anniversary year.  Topics of interest will be geared toward the scientific community and individuals seeking to increase their awareness for prevention, early detection and treatment.  The symposium will begin on March 15 with a 6 p.m. welcome reception.  Visit www.ccrtd.cau.edu for the complete agenda.