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College to host free pancreatic cancer educational event in honor of Pancreatic Cancer Month

Oct. 18, 2010 College News - November is designated National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and highlight the importance of research on prevention, early detection, and innovative therapies. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with 36,800 deaths reported in 2010.

To help bring pancreatic cancer into focus, The Medical College of Wisconsin will host a free community education event on Friday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. Refreshments will be served.

As part of the event, experts in the field will make presentations to increase public understanding of the disease including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated pancreatic cancer information throughout the year. Clinicians will also be available to answer questions.

The event will last approximately one hour and will be followed by an optional tour of the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center. There is no fee for this event, although reservations are required.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 5, to Meg M. Bilicki, 805-5731 or mbilicki@mcw.edu.

Flyer is attached.

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