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Northwestern Hosts the 2008 Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Course This Weekend

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July 18, 2008

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National conference brings together top ovarian cancer experts for free educational event

Northwestern’s Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are hosting the 2008 Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Course this weekend, which is sponsored by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. The free course takes place on Saturday, July 19th and is open to cancer survivors, friends, family members and others who are interested in hearing from leading experts in ovarian cancer research. Over 350 people have registered to attend, which makes this course the largest one to date nationally.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s gynecology program was ranked #18 as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 America’s Best Hospitals issue. This year, editorial staff for the authoritative and influential guide evaluated 5,453 medical centers nationwide and 170 were chosen and ranked according to the Top 50 programs in 16 clinical areas. Northwestern Memorial’s gynecology ranking is the highest achieved by an Illinois hospital as rated by the U.S. News guide.

The event will be held Saturday the 19th between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University in Hughes Auditorium, 303 E. Superior St., in Chicago.

The day includes presentations by experts who will share new information about ovarian cancer and will include an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Among the presenters are two Northwestern experts, Julian C. Schink, MD, Chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and Diljeet K. Singh, MD, DrPH, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

For more information about the conference, log onto www.thegcf.org.



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