Renowned Cancer Expert to Speak at Climb4LifeSM Utah

August 30, 2011

Dr. Robert Kurman is the keynote speaker at the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Climb4LifeSM event.

Denver, Colo. (Aug. 30, 2011) One of the leading ovarian cancer researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Robert Kurman, will be in Salt Lake City for a special speaking engagement on Friday, September 16th. Dr. Kurman is the Richard W. TeLinde Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the Director of the Division of Gynecologic Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He will discuss the latest ovarian cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kurman’s presentation is part of the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Climb4LifeSM event weekend. The popular climbing and hiking event raises funds for ovarian cancer research and will be held September 15th-18th. Registration for the Climb4Life is $75 for the weekend, $60 for one day, and is available at:

WHAT:            Dr. Robert Kurman

WHEN:            Friday, September 16th at 6:00 pm

WHERE:          Huntsman Cancer Institute Auditorium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

COST:             $10 for non-participants, payable at the door; no charge for Climb4LifeSM participants and volunteers.

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth as the cause of cancer deaths in women. One in 71 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime but only 20% of ovarian cancer cases are caught early. With early detection, 90% of women diagnosed will survive. It is estimated that in the United States in 2011, nearly 22-thousand new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and about 15-thousand deaths will occur.

About the HERA Foundation:

The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer by promoting Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness.  As a nationally recognized ovarian cancer organization, HERA provides funding for cutting-edge research grants to scientists at respected medical institutions.  In so doing, HERA attracts more young researchers to expand the scientific understanding of ovarian cancer while improving the lives of those battling the disease.  In addition, HERA awards grants to local community groups to raise awareness about the disease in novel and unusual ways.  More information is available at

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