Sept. 5 Talk Focuses on Future of Cancer Care in Rochester

May 09, 2003

Advances in technology and science improve the care available to patients with serious illnesses, like cancer. Scientists at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center are leading the local effort to combat the disease.

Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and director of cancer services, Strong Health, will discuss the future of cancer care in Rochester at a free lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. The discussion is the first of a four-part series on cancer education and care to celebrate Cancer Awareness Month in September. The series is titled, "Cancer - It's Not the End: Living, Thriving, Hoping."

"This is an excellent opportunity for our community to learn more about what's being done here in Rochester to combat this disease through research, treatment and education," said Fisher, a world renowned lymphoma expert.

The lectures are sponsored by James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, Rochester Museum and Science Center and the Center for Lifetime Wellness.

Following the discussion, cabaret artists Phyl Contestable and Alan Jones will share songs of hope, healing and hilarity. The local music teachers perform inspiring selections written by cancer patients.

Additional sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 12, and 19, and at noon, Friday, Oct. 4. They will focus on prostate cancer care, wellness and the art of cancer survivorship.

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