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REF NO.: 15

SUBJECT: Media conference on breast cancer screening and prevention

DATE: Oct. 15,2002

The value of breast cancer screening in women age 40 to 49 years remains controversial. On Friday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the main boardroom of the Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, a media conference with the editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine will offer the opportunity to discuss the latest findings on screening mammography for younger women.

Dr. Harold C. Sox is the senior vice-president of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The September 2002 issue of this journal adds fuel to the breast cancer screening debate, including a report from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study which was unable to determine for certain whether screening helped, harmed, or had no effect.

Dr. Sox is visiting St. John's as part of the 2002 Atlantic Provinces Region Annual Lecture in Internal Medicine.

Parking for marked media vehicles is available in Lot 9, off Clinch Ave.

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