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First Lady promotes colon cancer prevention efforts Center-led Seattle Gastrointestinal Program announced

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sep. 10, 1998 the $8 million Seattle Gastrointestinal Program as part of a special White House event on "New Efforts to Promote Colon Cancer Prevention."

This event featured the following speakers, in addition to Mrs. Clinton:

  • Donna Shalala, secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Katie Couric, NBC "Today" show co-anchor
  • Ellen Levine, Good HouseKeeping editor-in-chief
  • Dr. Bernard Levin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
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