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Demystifying Cancer: Physicians, Researchers, And Web Experts Offer Two-Day Symposium For Patients, Families, Health Care Providers, And The Public

To help people decipher the bewildering maze of cancer information on the World Wide Web and to empower patients and families to work as effective partners with their health care providers, four Boston-based organizations are offering a unique two-day program called "Demystifying Cancer." This program will take place at Boston's Museum of Science on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10.

"Demystifying Cancer" is sponsored jointly by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Museum of Science, and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME). The full program will be available to 300 people who register in advance to attend all sessions (the registration fee of $10 includes parking on Friday night and parking and lunch on Saturday). In addition, the collaborating organizations will host free public lectures at the Museum on Friday night and special demonstrations for the museum-going public on Saturday afternoon. The speakers for the event include:

  • Ivor Benjamin, M.D., co-Editor-in-Chief of OncoLink, one of the country's most respected Web sites for cancer information;
  • Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., Member of the Whitehead Institute and winner of the 1997 National Medal of Science;
  • Bruce Chabner, M.D., Clinical Director of the Cancer Center at MGH;
  • Jeffrey Clark, M.D., Medical Director of the Clinical Protocol Office, MGH Cancer Center;
  • Thomas J. Lynch, M.D., Oncologist, MGH Cancer Center;
  • Barrie Cassileth, Ph.D., author of The Alternative Medicine Handbook: The Complete Reference Guide to Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
The public lectures, titled "Understanding Cancer Research," will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Drs. Weinberg and Chabner will describe current research on the origins of cancer and explore how that knowledge is used as a basis for the development of new cancer therapies.

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Contact: Stefanie Doebler
doebler@wi.mit.edu
617-258-9183
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
23-Mar-1999


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