May 10, 2002

Awareness key to skin cancer fight

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Martin Luther King students designed the templates to allow patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to easily create personal Web sites.

More than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, many of which could have been prevented with a few simple measures.

Learn how to spot a suspicious mole and how to be safe in the sun at the next “Cancer Answer Evening,” part of a series of free, informal conversations with cancer experts offered by the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Dr. John Zic and Cynthia Johnson, R.N., will discuss the “ABCDs” of self-screening and discuss the latest in detection, treatment and research.

The event will be Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor conference center of the Frances Williams Preston Building at the corner of Pierce and 23rd avenues. Free parking is available in the Capers Garage at the corner of 24th and Pierce (use the Pierce Avenue entrance to the garage).

For more information, call 936-5855.