UAMS Cancer Researcher to Speak at May 17 Event in Hot Springs Village

By Susan Van Dusen

The program will be held at 11 a.m. May 17 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 295 Balearic Road, in Hot Springs Village. Featured speaker will be Aime Franco, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics. A thyroid cancer survivor, Franco specializes in the development of potential new therapies for the disease.

There is no charge to attend, and lunch is provided. To make a reservation, call (501) 686-7327 by May 11.

This event is presented by the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in conjunction with the Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research. It is sponsored by Arvest and the Envoys, an advocacy group of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation.


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