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[MOL] Cancer genetics program

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EVENTS: 8/2: RADIO: `The Group Room' to Air First Cancer Genetics
    Radio Show
    [07/30/98; PR Newswire]

LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Options(R), the national
cancer support and communications organization based in Los Angeles,
announced today the first broadcast of a program dedicated to
cancer genetics on the Sunday, August 2 airing of "The Group
Room(R)," the syndicated radio cancer talk show produced by Vital
Options.  "The Group Room" is North America's only talk show
for cancer patients, their families, friends, and health care
professionals. Each Sunday afternoon program offers live information
and support for more than 100,000 listeners in the U.S. and Canada.

The extremely topical August 2 show will cover the wide range
of issues that relate to cancer genetics, including how genetics
research is changing the face of cancer, a discussion of factors
that can help determine an individual's risk of developing cancer,
understanding the testing process, the ethical and emotional
issues of being tested, confidentiality of testing, prevention
and early detection strategies, and genetic-based therapies for

Expert panelists include Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D., director of
clinical cancer genetics at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer
Center, who currently directs a National Cancer Institute-funded
education program on the application of cancer genetics to medical
practice for health care professionals; and David M. Euhus, M.D.,
assistant professor of surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas,
who is co-director of the U.T. Southwestern Center for Breast
Care's Mary L. Brown Breast Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment


The weekly program airs live each Sunday from 4-6 pm EDT (1-3
pm PDT), in major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Washington,
D.C., Dallas, Houston, and Toronto.  During the broadcast, the
show can also be heard live on the Internet with a 28.8 bps modem
and real audio at 


Calls during the show can be made by dialing (800)GRP-ROOM; 
at other times, callers can receive support from Vital Options' 
professionals by calling (818) 508-5657. 

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