Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P. To Speak about Thyroid Cancer Care at ThyCa Washington, D.C., Meeting in September 2005

Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., President-Elect of The Endocrine Society and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer management on Saturday, September 17, 2005, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the monthly meeting of the ThyCa Washington, D.C. Thyroid Cancer Support Group.

The free program will take place at the Physician’s Dining Room of Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. 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 and is President-Elect of the international professional association The Endocrine Society, which has more than 11,000 members in 80 countries.

Dr. Wartofsky is also a past president of the American Thyroid Association and was the 2001 recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award of The Endocrine Society. His specialty is endocrinology, and he is a world-renowned authority on thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer. He has published over 300 articles or book chapters in the medical literature, and is editor of the medical textbook titled “Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management,” and the 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 8th annual international conference in Denver, Colorado, on October 21-23, 2005.

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