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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: March 2, 2012
DHSS-21-2012





MEDIA BRIEFING ADVISORY


WHAT: Release of Delaware's Cancer Incidence & Mortality Report, 2003-2007 The report presents Delaware's latest statistics, including incidence maps.
WHO: Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)
WHEN: March 7, 2012 at 9 a.m.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center - Conference Room
WHERE: Christiana Hospital
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19713
Directions:www.christianacare.org/helenfgrahamcancercenter

March 7, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center - Lobby
801 Middleford Rd.
Seaford, DE 19973
Directions: www.nanticoke.org/MapsDirections.aspx
SPEAKERS: Confirmed speakers are:
  • Rita M. Landgraf, DHSS Secretary (both briefings)
  • Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, DPH Director (both briefings)
  • William Bowser, Esq, DE Cancer Consortium Advisory Council Chair (9 a.m. briefings)
  • Paul R. Silverman, DrPH, DPH Associate Dep. Director for Health Information & Science (both briefings)
  • Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD, Medical Director, Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center; and Delaware Cancer Consortium Advisory Council (9 a.m. briefing)
  • Stephen S. Grubbs, MD, Medical Oncologist and Managing Partner of Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center; and Delaware Cancer Consortium Advisory Council member (9 a.m. briefing)
  • Thomas Brown, Senior Vice President, Nanticoke Health Services (1 p.m. briefing)
  • Melinda Huffman, MSN, RN, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (1 p.m. briefing)
  • James E. Spellman Jr., MD, FACS, FSSO, Surgical Oncologist, Beebe Medical Center, and Delaware Cancer Consortium Advisory Council member (1 p.m. briefing)

Following the media briefing, the report will be posted to this DPH website: www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/dpc/cancer.html



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