Dr. Urba honored as ‘cancer warrior’

October 07, 2014

PROVIDENCE CANCER CENTER – The Oregon Historical Society recognized Walter J. Urba, M.D., Ph.D., as a 2014 Oregon History Maker at its Oct. 5 awards dinner, referencing him as a “cancer warrior.”

Dr. Urba, director of cancer research at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center in the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Center, is internationally known and respected as a leader and pioneer in immunotherapy. He serves on the front lines in the battle against cancer. He began Providence’s cancer research efforts two decades ago, and today leads more than 90 investigators toward the goal of curing cancer.

First presented in 2009, the History Makers Medal is given to individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture and landscape of Oregon. In addition to Dr. Urba, the Oregon Historical Society honored Governor Barbara Roberts, Thomas Lauderdale and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort with 2014 medals.

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