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OKLAHOMA CITY – People who are interested in giving up tobacco are invited to an event June 12 at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center, a program of the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine. There is no cost to participate in this event.

Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center staff will offer informal consultations during the event, scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. It will be held at OTRC offices, 755 Research Parkway, Suite 150.

The OTRC offers a variety of options for people who want to quit smoking and other tobacco use. The program uses scientific treatments that have been proved in studies to help people quit using tobacco. The OTRC also conducts numerous tobacco cessation research studies, many of which are open for public participation.

The event on June 12 is come-and-go, and registration is not required, but requested by calling (405) 271-8000 ext. 43059. Free parking is available in the University Research Park garage. Refreshments will be provided, and OU Medicine will offer giveaways.

The OTRC is Oklahoma’s leading center for research on tobacco addiction and cessation. It receives funding from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, which was established with payments from the 1998 master settlement agreement between 46 states and the tobacco industry. As a program of the Stephenson Cancer Center, the OTRC works to reduce the preventable deaths and disease caused by tobacco use. For more information about OTRC, call (405) 271-7848.

STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER

The Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. One of the country’s elite centers, the Stephenson Cancer Center is the largest and most comprehensive oncology practice in the state, delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for every type of cancer. As one of the country’s leading research organizations, the Stephenson Cancer Center uses the latest innovations to fight and eliminate cancer, and is currently ranked No. 1 among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of patients participating in NCI-sponsored treatment trials. For more information, visit stephensoncancercenter.org.

 

OU MEDICINE

OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.

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