National Cancer Institute nutrition expert cancels Thursday talk, postpones visit to UHV

An expert in nutritional diet and science as it relates to cancer has postponed his planned Thursday talk at the University of Houston-Victoria.

John Milner, director of the Nutritional Science Division at the National Cancer Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, will come to Victoria at a later date. Milner’s flight back to the U.S. from another country was delayed, causing the postponement.

A National Cancer Institute spokesperson said Milner regretted having to cancel but he agreed to reschedule, hopefully before the end of the semester.

Milner’s talk was about “Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Diet and Cancer Prevention.” He was scheduled to speak in Victoria with Interactive Television broadcasts to the University of Houston System at Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Milner’s work has focused on the study of how foods and supplements interact with people’s genes. He was one of five speakers in a series of UHV cancer talks. The goal of the talks is a change in health behavior through public and professional education.

For more information about the series, contact Richard Gunasekera, UHV professor and director of graduate biology studies, at 281-275-8826 or

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ken Cooke 361-570-4342