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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UCSF FRESNO PRESENTS FORUM ON CANCER RATES IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program will sponsor a forum titled “Cancer: Incidence and Mortality in the San Joaquin Valley” on Friday, May 13 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, located at 155 N. Fresno Street at the corner of Divisadero and Fresno Streets on the Community Regional Medical Center campus. Parking is available on the north side of the building.
Paul K. Mills, PhD, with the Cancer Registry of Central California, will present data on the age-adjusted cancer incidence and mortality rates for the population of the San Joaquin Valley from 1988 to 2002 within the context of the unique demographic patterns of the Valley. Changes over time, differences between several race and ethnic groups and geographic differences also will be discussed.
One hour of CME credit will be offered through the UCSF Fresno Office of Continuing Education.UCSF Fresno has trained one-third of Valley physicians currently practicing in one of the seven specialties in which UCSF Fresno provides training. Since its inception in 1974, UCSF Fresno has graduated approximately 60 physicians every year, totaling more than 2,000 to date. UCSF Fresno faculty and medical residents also care for the overwhelming majority of the area’s underserved populations. In addition, UCSF Fresno educates about 200 medical students each year as well as provides academic preparation programs for middle- and high-school students interested in the health professions.