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Annual Symposium Presents the Latest in Cancer Research and Policy

Are you a health care professional who is interested in the latest data on diet, cancer, and food policy? Are you wondering how public policy could help prevent America’s kids from cancer? Plan to spend August 16 with PCRM’s affiliate The Cancer Project at its third annual Cancer and Nutrition Symposium near Washington, D.C. Top researchers and policy experts from around the country will join Cancer Project president Neal D. Barnard, M.D., for an informative and thought-provoking symposium on diet, cancer risk, and public policy. Continuing medical education credits for are available for health professionals in attendance.

Neal Barnard, M.D.Speakers will tackle two of the most frightening and common cancer diagnoses: prostate and breast cancers. John Pierce, Ph.D., professor and researcher at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, will present the results of his Women's Healthy Eating & Living study on the role of a plant-based diet in breast cancer progression.

Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, will discuss the results of the Women's Intervention Nutrition Study, which evaluated the role of a low-fat diet in breast cancer recurrence.

Ruth Marlin, M.D., associate director of the Northern California Melanoma Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, will share results from her recent trial with famed researcher Dean Ornish, M.D., about lifestyle factors in prostate cancer.

Attendees will hear from two of the country’s leading soy researchers: Mark J. Messina, Ph.D., of Loma Linda University and Alison M. Duncan, Ph.D., professor at the University of Guelph.

Finally, a panel of nutrition experts and health activists will discuss a proposal to ban hot dogs and other processed meats from our schools because of their link to increased cancer risk. Panelist Stephen L. Joseph, Esq., the lawyer who launched the famous “ban trans fats” campaign that has revolutionized how America thinks about the dangerous fat, will join Dr. Barnard in the discussion.

The Cancer and Nutrition Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md. Tuition is only $119 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Physicians, dietitians, and other health care professionals can register online at


PCRM Online, July 2008

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