Launching of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in The Group Room

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Last Modified: March 4, 2004


This Sunday, March 7, 2004, The Group Room® Nationally Syndicated Cancer Radio Talk Show, will host a special show on bringing you an open format show during hour 1 and in hour 2, we will help launch National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Joining host Selma Schimmel will be Michael Van Scoy-Mosher, The Group Room medical oncologist and Halina Irving, The Group Room therapist. Also joining the program will be:

Ronald J. Scheff, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, who has a special interest in lung cancer and cancer genetics

Hour 2:
Launching of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with guest James M. Metz, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Oncolink, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Metz will be sharing with our listeners a new book that has been published by OncoLink and Elsevier Saunders Publishers, called "Oncolink Patient Guide: Colorectal Cancer" as well as discuss other initiatives for Colorectal Cancer Awareness by Oncolink throughout the month of March.

On Sunday, March 14, 2004, The Group Room will host its annual broadcast focusing on advances in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer with guests Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Scientific Director of Cancer Genetics, Co-Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology and Co-Director of the USC Colorectal Center at USC Norris and Ernestine Hambrick, MD, Founder and Chairman, STOP Colon/Rectal Cancer Foundation ( Dr. Hambrick participates in the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCT), whose mission is to reduce the incidence and mortality of colon/rectal cancer in the US and is a member of the NCCT Steering Committee, chairs the Nominating Committee and co-chaired its original By Laws Committee.

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Cancer Survivors, Family Members, Cancer Advocacy Organizations and Healthcare Professionals, we welcome your voices, comments and questions this Sunday in The Group Room.

Please feel free to email me your initiatives and activities for the month of March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We will do our best to mention them on the air as well as post activities on our website.