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210 Pittsboro Street, Campus Box 6210
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-6210
(919) 962-2091   FAX: (919) 962-2279


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Oct 4, 1999 -- No. 592

UNC-CH’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to announce major new prostate cancer initiative

News Conference
12:30 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 6)
Executive Board Room
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-CH

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is launching an unprecedented national effort to understand and combat prostate cancer, a life-threatening illness that strikes -- and kills -- twice as many black men as white men. Researchers already have several intriguing clues.

Details of the unique effort, which carries multi-million dollar federal support, will be announced Wednesday (Oct. 6) at a news conference at 12:30 p.m. in the Lineberger Executive Board Room, located on the first floor (not ground level). Reporters are invited.

Television crews can unload equipment along West Drive, which runs south one way from Manning Drive, between the Health Affairs Parking Deck and the Lineberger Center, a large red brick building.

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Lineberger Center contact: Dianne Shaw, (919) 966-5905.
News Services contact: David Williamson, (919) 962-8596.