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Cancer symposium to feature doctors, mother

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on November 28, 2004 2:03 AM

The public is invited to a free cancer awareness symposium to hear local doctors, a victim's mother and a cancer survivor speak.

Those attending can also visit informational booths. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in the Learning Center at Wayne Community College.

The college's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, is sponsoring the event. No registration is required.

The symposium is designed to raise awareness and provide information regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as to support those fighting the disease.

The schedule for speakers is as follows: 9 a.m., Dr. Charlie Daniels, pathologist with Goldsboro Pathology Services; 10 a.m., Dr. William Radford, head of the college's Dental Department, discussing oral cancer; 11 a.m., Dr. Mathew Wilding of Goldsboro Chiropractic talking about cancer and nutritional considerations; noon, Lori Lee, director of the Me Fine Foundation, whose son, Folden Lee IV, has leukemia; 1 p.m., Dr. Ernest Marshall of Southeastern Oncology lecturing on conquering cancer; and 2 p.m., Shannon Davenport, a 2004 Wayne Community College graduate and Phi Theta Kappa alumna, a cancer survivor.

Among the participants in the information fair will be the Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support and Education; American Red Cross; Bone Marrow Foundation; Chiropractic Advantage; Goldsboro Family YMCA; Goldsboro Pediatrics; Goldsboro Skin Center; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Me Fine Foundation; National Mar-row Donor Program; Southeastern Oncology; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Wayne County Health Depart-ment's BCCCP Program (breast and cervical cancer screening for under-served, uninsured women); WCC International Club; and the WCC Multicultural Associa-tion for Enrichment.

The college's Upsilon Chi Chapter of the honor society has taken on cancer prevention and awareness as its service program for the second year and is conducting a number of related projects in the community and on campus.

For more information, contact chapter adviser Gene Smith at 735-5151, extension 727.