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.


Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.


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.