Announcement: 2011-2012 Research Grants and Prizes

May 1, 2012

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2011-2012 Research Grants and Prizes. These awards were presented in March at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 43rd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Austin.

Petar Jelinic, PhD  Florence and Marshall Schwid Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
  Petar Jelinic, PhD, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research

 

Jun-Min Lee, MD

  Caring Together, NY Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
  Jun-Min Lee, MD, National Cancer Institute

 

Andras Ladanyi, MD, PhD

  Amgen Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
  Andras Ladanyi, MD, PhD, University of Chicago Hospitals

 

Justin Bottsford-Miller, MD

  Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Ovarian Cancer Research Grant
  Justin Bottsford-Miller, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Erin King, MD

  St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness Research Grant
  Erin King, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Michael Goodheart, MD

  Carol’s Cause Endometrial Cancer Research Grant
  Michael Goodheart, MD, University of Iowa

 

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhDThe Foundation for Women’s Cancer Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award was awarded to Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, University of Chicago. This award is given to an individual that can best demonstrate that he or she has been able to use their Foundation award to improve women’s health.
 

George Coukos, MD, PhD

The Claudia Cohen Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher Prize was awarded to George Coukos, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania. The Claudia Cohen Foundation will sponsor an event in the spring in New York to honor Dr. Coukos.
 

Nicole Fleming, MD

The winner of the Carol’s Cause Prize for Outstanding Paper by a Resident or Fellow was awarded to Nicole Fleming, MDUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.