Wilmot Cancer Center Answers Calls to Stand up to Cancer Sept. 4

September 03, 2008

Doctors from the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center will answer questions about cancer screening, diagnoses, treatment and ways to reduce your risk during a special call-in program set from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. The event is part of the Wilmot Cancer Center’s participation in the national Stand Up To Cancer effort.

People can call (585) 276-4900.

Stand Up To Cancer is an initiative to reinvigorate the war on cancer by raising funds to support research. It centers on an hour-long broadcast and telethon at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, on ABC, NBC and CBS. The call-in program is being held with WROC-TV.

“We have made significant advances in finding new therapies to treat cancer and extend the lives of thousands of people with cancer over the past three decades. Our progress must not be stalled,” said Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of the Wilmot Cancer Center and vice president of the University of Rochester Medical Center. “It’s good to see the entertainment industry wielding its weight in support of efforts to fight this disease.”

The Wilmot Cancer Center is the leader in cancer care and research for the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. With a team of 400 doctors, nurses, scientists and support staff, the Wilmot Cancer Center provides state-of-the-art cancer care and innovative research to find cures.

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