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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

Date: April 25, 2013


WHO: Delaware Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf (Christiana Care Health System event only)
Delaware Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay (Both events)
US Congressman John Carney (Beebe event only)
Special guests from the Delaware Cancer Consortium and medical community
WHAT: Release of Delaware's Cancer Incidence & Mortality Report, 2005-2009 The report presents Delaware's latest statistics, including incidence maps on cancer.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m. (Christiana Care) and1:30 p.m. (Beebe)
WHERE: UPSTATE, 9:00 a.m.: Helen F. Graham Cancer Center - Conference Room Christiana Hospital campus
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19713
DOWNSTATE, 1:30 p.m.: Beebe Medical Center
Medical Arts Building - McCurry Conference Room
18947 John J. Williams Hwy.
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Directions: Use access road and side entrance to the Medical Arts Building.
  • Confirmed speakers are:
  • DHSS Secretary Rita M. Landgraf (9:00 a.m. briefing)
  • DPH Director Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS (Both briefings)
  • DPH Associate Deputy Director for Health Information & Science Paul R. Silverman, DrPH (Both briefings)
  • Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD., Medical Director, Christiana Care Health System's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center; and Delaware Cancer Consortium Advisory Council (9:00 a.m. briefing)
  • Jeffrey M. Fried, President and Chief Executive Officer, Beebe Medical Center (1:30 p.m. briefing)
  • James E. Spellman Jr., MD, FACS, FSSO, Surgical Oncologist, Beebe Medical Center, and Delaware Cancer Consortium Advisory Council member (1:30 p.m. briefing)
  • The Honorable John C. Carney, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives (1:30 p.m. briefing)

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.