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Durham County Library Hosts Cancer Awareness Workshop

Program: Cancer Awareness Workshop: “Nutritional Approaches to Cancer Prevention”
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a cancer awareness workshop, presented by the Duke Cancer Institute, which focuses on diet as a way to stay healthy. Featured speaker Dr. Stephen Chaney of UNC-Chapel Hill will deliver a talk on nutritional approaches to cancer prevention. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided during the event, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Teresa Fernandez will provide entertainment, and Aurora Alfaro will demonstrate Laughing Yoga. Girl Scout Troop #1192 will be part of a children’s program presented by the library. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Chaney is a professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he taught biochemistry and nutrition for more than 40 years. A widely-published authority on platinum anticancer drugs, Chaney helped develop a drug that has proved to be a major advance in the treatment of colon cancer. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the 2012 “Excellence in Teaching Lifetime Achievement Award,” presented by the Academy of Educators. Chaney is interested in helping people improve their health through a combination of good diet, exercise, weight control and appropriate supplementation.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and is presented by the Duke Cancer Institute’s Office of Health Equity and Disparities. For more information, visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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