Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes prominent gynecologic cancer experts from leading cancer centers and hospitals across the country.

Board of Directors
2016-2017 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Board of Directors

David Mutch, MD, FACOG, Washington University School of Medicine in St.Louis St.Louis, MO

Past Chair
David Gershenson, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

President-Elect I, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Jeffrey Fowler, MD, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

President-Elect II, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Laurel Rice, MD, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

Secretary-Treasurer, Society of Gynecologic Oncology
Robert Bristow, MD, UC Irvine Orange, CA

Chair, Research and Awards Committee
Anil Sood, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

Chair, Development Committee
Robert Coleman, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX

Vice Chair, Communication Committee
Ginger Gardner, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY

Linda Duska, MD, University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA
Fidel Valea, MD, Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
Vivian Von Gruenigen, MD, Summa Health System Akron, OH

Karen Carlson


In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is featuring a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on the HPV vaccine. The two-minute video encourages parents to get their children the vaccine.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.


The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.


FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.