Westchester Legislators to Host Nationwide Cancer Study Kick-Off Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2012

Contact: Tom Staudter | ThomasS@westchesterlegislators.com | 914-995-2819 (office) | 914-815-4462 (cell)

***Media Advisory for THURSDAY—September 13***

***Westchester Legislators to Host Nationwide Cancer Study Kick-Off Event***

White Plains, NY – Two members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL), Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) and MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson), will be hosting the American Cancer Society of Westchester’s kick-off event for a nationwide cancer study on THURSDAY, September 13 at Noon.

The kick-off event will be held in the BOL 8th Floor Conference Room.

Among those also scheduled to speak at the event are Anthony Provenzano, MD, Chief of Medical Oncology at the Lawrence Hospital Center, and Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology at the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, White Plains Hospital.

To better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society is recruiting 300,000 adults across the United States and Puerto Rico for a new research study, the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). Participants at the event will receive information about the study and procedures for enrollment in it. Several Westchester hospitals are partnering with the American Cancer Society in the study.

“By hosting this event, we are hoping to help get the word out about the study and urge Westchester residents to take part,” said Legislator Williams, chair of the BOL’s Community Services Committee and a former healthcare professional.

WHO: Westchester Legislators Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) and MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on-Hudson); Anthony Provenzano, MD, Chief of Medical Oncology at the Lawrence Hospital Center, and Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology at the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, White Plains Hospital; and American Cancer Society staffers.

WHAT: Kick-Off event for the new Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3)

WHEN: THURSDAY—September 13 at Noon

WHERE: Westchester County Board of Legislators

148 Michaelian Office Building

8th Floor Conference Room

White Plains, NY

Additional news and photos available at http://www.westchesterlegislators.com/newsroom

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