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Sept. 26: Strategies for healthy living lecture

September 15, 2011

You are invited to the 23rd annual Geno Saccomanno Lecture Series

This educational lecture is intended for the general public as well as scientific and medical professionals.

Monday, September 26, 2011
7:00–8:00 pm

Colorado Mesa University
South Ballroom, Second Floor
1455 North 12th Street
Parking is available in the parking garage.

Light refreshments will be served.

Presented by: James Jett, MD
Department of Oncology, National Jewish Health, Denver
Editor in Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology

If you knew what you could do to reduce your risk of developing cancer, you’d do it, right? We all like to think we would, but it isn’t that simple. Some risk factors are out of our control, like heredity and age. But science continues to learn more about the connection between how we live our lives and our risk of some types of cancer.

“The connection between lifestyle and cancer risk is the message of this year’s Saccomanno Lecture Series speaker, Dr. James Jett,” explains Marty Jacobson, PhD, research director at the Saccomanno Research Institute. Each year’s speaker presents one program to physicians and another geared for the general public. “The lecture series is a great opportunity for the community to learn about new developments in research and medical care,” Jacobson says.

The annual lecture series is named for Geno Saccomanno, PhD, MD, who started St. Mary’s pathology and laboratory services in the late 1940s. Saccomanno conducted landmark research on the detection and analysis of lung cancer caused by smoking and exposure to radiation.

For more information:
If you would like to learn more about the exicting work being done at the Saccomanno Research Institute or how you can help support our research, please visit the website at http://www.stmarygj.org/saccomanno-research-institute or call Dr. Marty Jacobson at 970-298-2887.