Beaumont Hosts 4th Annual Cancer Prevention Forum for African-Americans

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Cancer experts from Beaumont Hospital and a motivational speaker who has waged a battle against cancer will be featured at a special educational and inspirational forum for minorities.

The event, "Fourth Annual Minority Cancer Prevention Forum," is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. (at John R), Detroit. The event is to feature an inspirational talk by the popular motivational speaker Les Brown, a prostate cancer survivor. Doris Biscoe, the Emmy award-winning former co-anchor for WXYZ TV7, will be guest emcee.

There is no charge to attend. Refreshments will be served. Call Beaumont's Oncology Services department at 248-551-1219 for information or to register.

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Medical experts from Beaumont will talk about lung, colorectal, ovarian, breast and prostate cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. In addition, a representative from the hospital's Cancer Clinical Trials office will present an informational session in participating in clinical trials. The day's activities will conclude with a question-and-answer session moderated by Frank Vicini, M.D., corporate chief of Oncology Services for Beaumont.

Frank Vicini, M.D., corporate chief of Oncology Services for Beaumont.
"The purpose of this event is to educate and assist the minority population with issues related to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer," says Dr. Vicini.

Cancer centers at Beaumont's Royal Oak and Troy hospitals bring together in one location the majority of services a person with cancer might need, including resource centers that make information and support readily available. Beaumont, Royal Oak recently began offering advanced radiation treatment for brain tumors and neurological conditions with the acquisition of a $3.5-million Gamma Knife. Beaumont's full range of cancer services also includes care provided through the offices of Beaumont doctors in the community. To visit Beaumont's cancer Web site click on Beaumont Cancer Institute.

The National Cancer Institute has designated the Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oak and Troy a Community Clinical Oncology Program. The federal government created the CCOP program in 1983 to use highly trained cancer doctors in community settings to bring the benefits of research to a greater number of people. The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has designated Beaumont's Oncology Services program as a Network Cancer Program.

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