SOURCE: Vital Options International

January 17, 2007 19:05 ET

"The Group Room®" Cancer Talk Radio Show to Air Special Broadcast on the Controversy Over Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2007 -- It was recently reported that breast cancer rates are declining as use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) goes down. "The Group Room," the nationally syndicated weekly call-in cancer talk radio show produced by Vital Options® International, will broadcast a special live program discussing the recent studies and the controversy over hormones and breast cancer on Sunday, January 21, 2007, 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET.

"The Group Room" is hosted by Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options International and a three-time cancer survivor. Schimmel will be joined by Dr. Avrum Bluming, Practicing Medical Oncologist, listed among The Best Doctors in America, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California; and Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

"The Group Room" airs live on select radio stations throughout the US, and is simulcast on XM Satellite Radio's TalkRadio Channel 165 and online at, where past shows are also archived and available for podcast. All program information is also located on the website. Callers are invited to participate toll-free at 1-800-GRP-ROOM (1-800-477-7666) or email to

Founded in 1983, Vital Options is an international not-for-profit cancer communications and advocacy organization, and the first national organization to singularly focus on young adults with cancer before expanding to serve people of all ages with the launch of "The Group Room" in the mid-1990s. Headquartered in Southern California, Vital Options has a European division based in Paris, France.