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Jan 2, 2012 12:57 PM

Tucson medical experts host free cervical cancer seminar

TUCSON - Director of the University of Arizona Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Dr. Francisco Garcia, will present a free one hour seminar with current information on HPV (the human papiloma virus which causes cervical cancer.)

The seminar will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Pima County / Tucson Women's Commission, 240 N. Court Ave. Downtown Tucson.

As one of the leading international experts in cervical cancer, he will discuss screening guidelines, the prophylactic HPV vaccines and health disparities related to cervical cancer and local efforts to reduce health disparities.

In the U.S. in 2011, it is estimated that there will be 12,710 new cases of cervical cancer and 4,290 deaths. Additionally, cervical cancer is an important women's health problem in developing countries, killing some 200,000 women each year. It is the third most common cancer overall and the leading cause of death each year from cancer in developing countries.

RSVP by Jan. 16, 2012 to (520) 626-1716 or e-mail: mmonroy@email.arizona.edu.

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