Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P. To Speak about Thyroid Cancer Care at Meeting of ThyCa Washington, D.C. Support Group on Saturday, September 15, 2007

On Saturday, September 15, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., past president of The Endocrine Society and the American Thyroid Association, and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer.

The program will take place at the September monthly meeting of the ThyCa Washington, D.C. Thyroid Cancer Support Group.

The free program will be held at the Private Dining Room #2 of Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. The hospital is located near Route I-495 (Beltway) and Georgia Avenue and is also a short walk from bus and subway transportation.

The meeting is open to people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their families and friends.

The sponsor is ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. For more information, contact Gary Bloom, Facilitator of the ThyCa Washington, D.C., thyroid cancer support group, by e-mail atWashington_DC@thyca.org.

Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P., is Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and Georgetown University in Washington, D,C., and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Howard University, and George Washington University Schools of Medicine. He chairs the Department of Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Wartofsky was the 2001 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of The Endocrine Society. His specialty is endocrinology, and he is known worldwide as an authority on thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. He has published over 300 articles or book chapters in the medical literature.

He is the editor of the medical text titled “Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management” and is co-editor of the patient and caregiver reference book titled “Thyroid Cancer: A Guide for Patients.”

Free services and resources for thyroid cancer survivors are organized by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. ThyCa is a national nonprofit, volunteer organization providing person-to-person support, local support groups, e-mail support groups, a free downloadable low-iodine cookbook, a free online newsletter, thyroid cancer awareness materials, and other educational services and resources to thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and the public at no charge.

ThyCa also funds thyroid cancer research grants, sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in September. and will hold its 10th annual international conference in San Francisco, California, on October 19-21,

For more information, visit the ThyCa web site, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, call 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to thyca@thyca.org.