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 Date: March 9, 2011 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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National Cancer Institute nutrition expert cancels Thursday talk, postpones visit to UHV


An expert in nutritional diet and science as it relates to cancer has postponed his planned Thursday talk at the University of Houston-Victoria.


John Milner, director of the Nutritional Science Division at the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, will come to Victoria at a later date. Milnerís flight back to the U.S. from another country was delayed, causing the postponement.


A National Cancer Institute spokesperson said Milner regretted having to cancel but he agreed to reschedule, hopefully before the end of the semester.


Milnerís talk was about ďOpportunities and Challenges Associated with Diet and Cancer Prevention.Ē He was scheduled to speak in Victoria with Interactive Television broadcasts to the University of Houston System at Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch.


Milnerís work has focused on the study of how foods and supplements interact with peopleís genes. He was one of five speakers in a series of UHV cancer talks. The goal of the talks is a change in health behavior through public and professional education.


For more information about the series, contact Richard Gunasekera, UHV professor and director of graduate biology studies, at 281-275-8826 or



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