Healthcare Industry News:  Vital Options 


 News Release - June 15, 2006

The Group Room(R) Cancer Talk Radio Show to Air Father's Day Special: New Technologies and Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Sunday, June 18

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Jun 15, 2006 -- The Group Room, the nationally syndicated weekly call-in cancer talk radio show produced by Vital Options International, will broadcast a prostate cancer special in tribute to Father's Day on Sunday, June 18, 2006, 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET.

"There are now myriad clinical trial options and developing research available to prostate cancer patients," says Dr. David Quinn, Director of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Investigations Unit, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Joining Dr. Quinn and show host, Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options International, to discuss these significant clinical advances will also be:
  • Dr. Howard I. Scher, Chief, Genitourinary Oncology Service, and D. Wayne Calloway Chair in Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; and

  • Dr. David Penson, Associate Professor of Urology and Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC/Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA.
The Group Room airs live on select radio stations throughout the US, and is simulcast on XM Satellite Radio's TalkRadio Channel 165 and online at, where past shows are also archived and available for podcast. All program information is also located on the website. Callers are invited to participate toll-free at 1-800-GRP-ROOM (1-800-477-7666) or email to

Founded in 1983, Vital Options is an international not-for-profit cancer communications and advocacy organization, and the first national organization to singularly focus on young adults with cancer before expanding to serve people of all ages with the launch of The Group Room in the mid-1990s. In addition to The Group Room cancer talk radio show, Vital Options recently launched CancerTalk(SM), a multimedia Internet radio show. Headquartered in Southern California, Vital Options has a European division based in Paris, France.

This special broadcast of The Group Room is supported through educational grants from Dendreon and Novacea.

Source: Vital Options International

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