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Cancer Center director publishes poetry book

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens Jr., associate vice chancellor for the UC Irvine College of Health Sciences and director of the…

November 6, 2007
Cancer Center director publishes poetry book

Dr. Frank L. Meyskens Jr., associate vice chancellor for the UC Irvine College of Health Sciences and director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has published a book of poetry titled Aching for Tomorrow. Meyskens, a renowned professor and researcher in the area of cancer prevention and treatment, uses poetry to convey the emotional journey experienced by cancer patients and their physicians. Advanced copies of Aching for Tomorrow will be sold at Meyskens’ book signing at noon Friday, Nov. 16, at the UC Irvine Medical Center cafeteria patio (cost: $14). Royalties will be contributed to the Meyskens Patient Care Fund of the Chao Family Comprehensive Center, which is used for non-medical expenses. The Cancer Center is one of only 39 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the nation and the only one in Orange County.