Media Advisory for ACG Scientific Meeting October 23, 2012 Press Briefing: “Assessing Risks for Gastrointestinal Malignancies”

Article ID: 595060

Released: 18-Oct-2012 10:30 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

WHAT: The American College of Gastroenterology will hold a special briefing for journalists at its 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas that will focus on the groundbreaking science around the risk factors associated with colorectal cancer and esophageal cancer. The briefing will highlight new research findings on various risk factors related to colorectal cancer such as family history, endometrial cancer, and body mass index in African Americans. New science related to esophageal cancer risks also will be presented that demonstrates the protective effect of statins and whether bone-building drugs increase or reduce esophageal cancer risk. WHEN: TUESDAY, October 23, 2012, 12:45 pm PDT

WHERE: ACG Press Room –Galileo, 901, The Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV

WHO: Panelists:

Prasad G. Iyer, M.D., M.S., Mayo Clinic Rochester

Niloy Jewel Samadder, M.D., Huntsman Cancer Institute, Utah

Siddharth Singh, M.D., Mayo Clinic Rochester


Carol A. Burke, M.D., FACG, Cleveland Clinic (CRC)

Yvonne Romero, M.D., FACG, Mayo Clinic Rochester (EsCa)

DIAL IN: Teleconference Access Dial-In U.S. OnlyToll-free Dial-in 1-888-850-4523 Participant code: 424049 CONTACT: Jacqueline Gaulin, ACG 301-263-9000 (office) or 202-579-1057 (Mobile) as of Sunday October 21, 2012 at ACG Press Room, The Venetian, Galileo 901, 702-691-8010


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