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RE: [MOL] Cancer genetics program

Thank you for the info and we'll be looking forward to listening in...  Do you know what radio station to dial into?  I guess I could find it...  Liz

-----Original Message-----
From:	Becker, Joicy [SMTP:Joicy.Becker@PTSEM.EDU]
Sent:	Friday, July 31, 1998 1:12 PM
To:	'MOLers'
Subject:	[MOL] Cancer genetics program

Thought this might be of interest...Love, joicy
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 treatment. 
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 Program. 


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. 
The full article can be found at:

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