April 6, 2005

Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3651 or 720-6565

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center is presenting "I Can Cope," an American Cancer Society free educational series for cancer patients and their friends and family.

The next session is April 12 on cancer resources and support. The topic for the April 19 session is cancer and radiation. On April 26, the discussion will be about cancer and the mind/body/spirit connection.

While each session features a particular speaker or speakers, the intent of these sessions is to encourage an exchange of information and concerns, and to develop an effective dialogue among health care providers, patients and their families.

To register for the "I Can Cope" classes call Christine Forsythe at 272-4553. Dinner will be provided. The location for the sessions is the UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center, conference room 240 at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

The University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center is New Mexico's premier Cancer Center supported by the State and the National Cancer Institute to conduct innovative research and deliver state-of-the-art patient care. The UNM CRTC works to reduce the incidence of cancer in New Mexico, decrease cancer mortality and contribute to the world's understanding of cancer. With a staff of over 300 including more than 150 physicians and research scientists, the UNM CRTC maintains a vigorous clinical research program, participates in clinical trials and compiles and tracks data on all cancer cases affecting the state's diverse population.


Contact: Angela Heisel, 272-3322