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.


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.


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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.


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.