Anil Sood, MD

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Sood is Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Research in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Cancer Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is Director of the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program and Co-Director of the Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNA.

He completed his Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Sood received the GCF/Margaret Greenfield/Carmel Cohen, MD “Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award,” the GCF/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize, and the Charles A. Hunter, Jr. Prize Thesis Award. He is a full member of several organizations, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

The CDC recently announced that fewer than half of American children are given the HPV vaccination.

Research

As of the July 23 deadline, 55 research abstracts were submitted in hopes of receiving one of only 6 grants from the Foundation. This points to a need for more funding so that the Foundation may award grants to every deserving applicant.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.