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Illinois CancerCare Foundation presents prostate cancer lecture on October 2nd


Illinois CancerCare Foundation presents prostate cancer lecture on October 2nd
Part of an on-going series of presentations focused on cancer diagnosis, research and treatment

Peoria, IL September 11, 2014 – The Illinois CancerCare Foundation has announced the details of the next presentation in their Advancing a Cure lecture series. Successful Screening and Treatment of Prostate Cancer will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Illinois CancerCare, 8940 N. Wood Sage Rd., Peoria. The program is offered free to the public with limited seating.

Presented by medical staff from Illinois CancerCare and area specialists in prostate cancer, the lecture enables the public to become better educated about prostate cancer, current screening tests, reviewing risk factors and when genetic testing might be appropriate. Prostate cancer prevention and survivorship will also be explored.

Led by Madhuri Bajaj, MD and Gary MacVIcar, MD, this program will include a panel discussion featuring Mackenzie McGee, MD; Matthew Carpenter, MD; Thomas Rashid, MD and Giovanni Colombo, MD. They will also answer questions from guests in attendance.

For more information on this program or to RSVP, please call 309.243.3437 or email
Previous Advancing a Cure lecture series’ included Discovering New Horizons in Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer and Cancer in the Workplace: Effective Strategies for Supporting Patients and their Families.

About Illinois CancerCare Foundation
The Illinois CancerCare Foundation is committed to supporting research, education and awareness of a disease that affects 1 in 3 people. The Foundation funds clinical research trials, regardless of the level of federal funding available, to expand the number of patients enrolling in clinical trials toward discovery of improved treatment and therapy options, and ultimately cures, for many types of cancer. Funds also support cancer education, awareness, and patient assistance through special programs that reach patients in need. As it fights to discover cures through nationally recognized research initiatives, the Foundation strongly believes that patients must have available to them every possible weapon in their battle. For more information, visit