Columbia Holds Free Cancer Info & Screening Session for Community

Columbia University Medical Center & NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Hold Free Cancer Information & Screening Session for Community Members

Thursday, May 24, Event is Free & Open to the Public

WHAT:  Columbia University Medical Center’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center (NYPH/CUMC) will co-host a community health information day on cancer research.

Cancer researchers and clinicians will present the latest research findings on different cancers that affect children and adults, including leukemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. Spanish translation will be provided.

Free cancer screenings, including:

--Colon cancer home test kits will be distributed --Demonstration of self-breast exam and referrals to free low-cost mammograms --Oral screening on site at event --Skin screenings on site at event

Information about support services for the newly diagnosed, cancer survivors, and their families, will also be provided.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 2012 11am – 2 pm

WHERE: Armory Track & Field Center, 216 Fort Washington Avenue, NYC 10032

A limited number of sack lunches will be served.

SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS: For the full schedule of speakers and the full list of participating organizations, please see below.

For additional information, please see:

MEDIA/RSVP CONTACTS: Elizabeth Streich,, 212-305-3689 Gloria Chin,, 212-305-5587

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The Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical Center is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium created to accelerate laboratory discoveries into treatments for patients. The CTSA program is led by the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.



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