May 5, 2005

Faculty, staff and students of the UNT Health Science Centerâ??s Institute for Cancer Research will participate in the American Cancer Societyâ??s Relay for Life May 6 and 7.

The Institute for Cancer Research team will have cancer research faculty members at the event on Friday, May 6, to speak to survivors of cancer and their family members. Faculty members from the health science center at the event will include Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD; Jerry Simecka, PhD; Andras Lacko, PhD; Walter McConathy, PhD; Maya Nair, PhD; Harlan Jones, PhD; and Susobhan Das, PhD.

The Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and ends at 6 a.m. on Saturday at the Fort Worth Country Day School. Participants camp out for the duration of the event, with at least one team member walking or running on the track for the entire 12 hours.

The event begins with the survivors lap, which will include Ben Harris, PhD, Regents professor, a survivor of skin cancer and his wife, Norella Harris, a survivor of ovarian cancer as well as Terri Lacko, a survivor of breast cancer and wife of Andras Lacko, PhD, who researches breast and prostate cancer.


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail

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