SOURCE: Vital Options International

June 13, 2007 09:05 ET

"The Group Room®" Cancer Talk Radio Show to Broadcast Follow-up Special to the 12th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA)

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - "The Group Room," the nationally syndicated weekly call-in cancer talk radio show produced by Vital Options® International, will be airing a blood cancer special on the clinical highlights from the 12th scientific meeting of the European Hematology Association on Sunday, June 17, 1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET, bringing together three internationally noted physicians to discuss hematological cancers, treatment and research from an international perspective, with a special focus on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma:

--  Prof. Dr. med. Heinz Ludwig, Congress President Chair, 12th EHA
    Congress; Director, Department of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Wilhelmina
    Hospital in Vienna, Austria;
--  Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Schmitz, Head, Department of Hematology and
    Stem Cell Transplantation, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany;
--  Dr. Alexandra Levine, Chief Medical Officer, City of Hope
    Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA; Distinguished Professor of
    Medicine, USC/Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA.

"The Group Room" is hosted by Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options International and a three-time cancer survivor. "The Group Room" is produced in association with Premiere Radio Networks and airs live on select radio stations throughout the US, simulcast on XM Satellite Radio's TalkRadio Channel 165, online at, where past shows are also archived, and 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. This broadcast was made possible, in part, through an educational grant from Lilly Oncology.