SOURCE: Vital Options International

November 14, 2008 18:00 ET

Media Alert: "The Group Room®" Cancer Talk Radio Show to Air on Washington, DC Station

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - "The Group Room," the nation's only syndicated weekly cancer talk radio show, will air live on Sundays, 4-6pm ET, on WPGC-AM 1580 in Washington, DC and surrounding areas beginning Sunday, November 16.

WPGC is DC's conservative talk radio, Big Talker 1580 AM, Washington's new home for Michael Smerconish, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, and Dr. Laura.

"The Group Room" is hosted by Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options International and a three-time cancer survivor. The program enables listeners to engage directly with noted oncology experts from the US and Europe.

The show is heard on select radio stations, XM Satellite Radio, podcast, and Internet simulcast. Callers are invited to participate toll-free at 1-800-GRP-ROOM (1-800-477-7666) or e-mail to Toll free phone lines are available in most countries. More information can be found at, where past shows are also archived.

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. Vital Options produces "The Group Room" in association with Premiere Radio Networks and is represented by Take On The Day Productions. Headquartered in Southern California, Vital Options has a European division based in Paris, France.