OHSU Cancer Institute Expert to Talk on Prostate Cancer

07/11/08  Portland, Ore.

The event will take place on July 16

WHAT: A free talk to learn more about prostate cancer and the latest treatments,“Treatment Optionsfor Localized Prostate Cancer.”

WHERE: King City Civic Association Town Hall, 15245 S.W. 116th Ave.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 2 p.m.

Art Hung, M.D., director of OHSU Prostate Radiation Therapy and a member of the OHSU Cancer Institute will be the speaker.

WHY: Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. One out of every six men in this country will have prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of death in men. Dr. Hung and his colleagues are out to change these statistics.

DETAILS: The OHSU Cancer Institute has one of the most robust prostate cancer programs in the country with ground-breaking discoveries, clinical trials and innovative models of care for patients at all stages of prostate cancer.

Ivy Ingram, OHSU Cancer Institute community relations manager, 503 494-4580; ingrami@ohsu.edu.


About the OHSU Cancer Institute
The OHSU Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center between Sacramento and Seattle. It comprises some 200 clinical researchers, basic scientists and population scientists who work together to translate scientific discoveries into longer and better lives for Oregon's cancer patients. In the lab, basic scientists examine cancer cells and normal cells to uncover molecular abnormalities that cause the disease. This basic science informs more than 300 clinical trials conducted at the OHSU Cancer Institute.


About OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.