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Exciting Additions to the 2008 Cancer & Nutrition Symposium

The Cancer Project’s upcoming third annual Cancer & Nutrition Symposium has gained two more renowned speakers for the program. The symposium will be held on Saturday, August 16, at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md.

Ruth Marlin, M.D., and Stephen L. Joseph, Esq.The speaker lineup has gained an exciting boost with the addition of a presentation by Ruth Marlin, M.D., on her Prostate Cancer Lifestyle Trial research with Dr. Dean Ornish at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, where she served as medical director for 15 years. And Stephen L. Joseph, Esq., will draw from his experience as the pioneer of the ban on trans fats in cities around the United States as a speaker on the afternoon panel, which will explore applying similar efforts to other nutrition policy initiatives. 

Other symposium speakers include Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D., who will discuss the results of the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study, which evaluated the role of a low-fat diet in breast cancer recurrence; John Pierce, Ph.D., who will present the results of the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study on the role of a plant-based diet in breast cancer progression; Mark J. Messina, Ph.D., who will share details on soy and cancer, building on his experience directing the Diet and Cancer Branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health; and Alison M. Duncan, Ph.D., who will speak about her research on soy and prostate cancer.

Health professionals can reserve a spot today by visiting

Party for Life Events Fund Cancer Project’s Outreach Efforts

PCRM headquarters, Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Conn.It’s not every day that community members around the country unite to hold “house parties” to raise funds to support education and research for cancer. The Cancer Project’s first annual Party for Life fundraising event kicked off on April 12 from the home of the Cancer Project—our headquarters in Washington, D.C.—and expanded via conference call to the homes of six supporters in Santa Barbara and Sonoma, Calif., New Haven, Conn., Newton, Mass., Princeton Junction, N.J., and Avondale Estate, Ga.

The event featured presentations by Cancer Project president Neal Barnard, M.D., and managing director Lauray MacElhern. Participants enjoyed a brief cooking demonstration of recipes from The Survivor’s Handbook and watched a tribute video with a cancer survivor’s story.

More Party for Life events were held throughout April and May in Overland Park, Kan., Mechanicsville, Va., Los Angeles, Boca Raton, Fla., and Toronto. To learn more about future events in your area or hosting a Party for Life event in your community, visit

New Nutrition and Cancer Webcasts Posted Online

Visit The Cancer Project’s Web site to see four new webcasts by top researchers in the field of diet and cancer research, including Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D., June M. Chan, Sc.D., and John McDougall, M.D. View the Web seminars today at


The Cancer ProjectThe Cancer Project is a nonprofit PCRM subsidiary that advances cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.


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