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Markey Center Hosts Education Program

Contact: Jill Holder

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Professionals specializing in the treatment of lung cancer will provide an overview of the disease, discuss treatment options, support groups, smoking cessation, palliative care issues, as well as answer questions. The program also will feature a survivor’s panel discussion.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2003) -- The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program, in conjunction with UK Markey Cancer Center Symptom Management and Palliative Program Care, Hospice of the Bluegrass, American Cancer Society, Kentucky Cancer Program, and the Cancer Support Network, will sponsor a free Lung Cancer Education Program for the community. The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Four Points Sheridan at 1938 Stanton Way in Lexington.

Professionals specializing in the treatment of lung cancer will provide an overview of the disease, discuss treatment options, support groups, smoking cessation, palliative care issues, as well as answer questions. The program also will feature a survivor’s panel discussion.

Featured speakers include Timothy Mullett, M.D., associate professor of surgery, UK College of Medicine, and director of the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program at UK Markey Cancer Center; Susanne M. Arnold, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, UK College of Medicine, and medical oncologist at UK Markey Cancer Center; and Ken Kirsh, Ph.D., assistant professor, UK College of Medicine, and assistant director for research, Symptom Management and Palliative Care at UK Markey Cancer Center.

The free program is open to the public and includes a continental breakfast. Door prizes will be given. To register or for more information, call toll free (866) 340-4488 or, in Lexington, call (859) 257-4488.


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