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Special Live Radio Show about Lung Cancer

Sunday, October 24

1-3 pm PT (4-6pm ET)

The Group Room®, the nationally syndicated radio call-in cancer talk show, will air a special live broadcast from CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), in Seattle, WA. ACCP published Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: Evidence-Based Guidelines, as a supplement to their medical journal CHEST, in January 2003 (volume 123).

Guidelines. (A second edition is in progress.)

The show will focus on lung cancer prevention, diagnosis, as well as recent advances in research and treatment. To email a question during the broadcast, please send it to: info@vitaloptions.org. To participate on the broadcast, please call 800-GRP-ROOM 800-477-7666

Joining host Selma Schimmel, will be:

W. Michael Alberts, MD, FCCP; Chair of the Guidelines Panel; Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Oncology and Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida ; Associate Center Director, Clinical Affairs, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; President Elect-designate, American College of Chest Physicians

Gerard Silvestri, MD, MS, FCCP; Associate Professor Of Medicine, Medical University Of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Editor of the chapter on noninvasive staging in both the first and second editions of the Guidelines; and also on the writing committees of both the screening chapter, and the invasive staging chapter

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, FCCP; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of Pulmonary/CCM; Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program Co-Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Editor of the chapter on diagnosis in the first edition of the Guidelines, chapter editor of Initial Evaluation & Diagnosis in the second edition

Walter Scott, MD, FCCP; Member and Attending Physician, Section of Thoracic Oncological Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Editor of the chapter on Treatment of Stage II NSCLC in the Guidelines; and now chapter editor of Treatment of Stage I and Stage II NSCLC in the second edition

Howard (Jack) West, MD, Medical Oncologist, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, Washington

The Group Room® can be heard live every Sunday from 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET and is simulcast live on the Internet and XM Satellite Radio on the ASK! Channel XM 165. The program welcomes the voices, comments, and quesirtons of cancer survivors, family members, cancer advocacy organizations and healthcare professionals.

To listen live on the Internet, listen to past shows, or get a list of stations, go to www.vitaloptions.org.

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