Announcement: Apply Now for the 2012 Research Grants and Awards

July 23, 2012

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer announces the availability of the 2012-13 Research Grants Budget. The booklet describes the available grants, prizes and the application process.

This year the Foundation is offering eight ovarian cancer research grants. The Foundation also invites previous research recipients to apply for the 2012-13 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Prize in honor of Ronald Alvarez, MD Application.  For the fourth year, the 2012-2013 Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher Application also will be offered. For the first time, the Foundation is providing funding for the Perlman Family CCARE Lynch Syndrome Research Stipend2012-13 Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher Application.

The Foundation acknowledges and thanks our generous donors. Through the important research discoveries made possible by Foundation research grants, women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer have opportunities for improved treatments and better outcomes.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is committed to adding research grants for cervical, endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer in the future and we invite your assistance. If you are interested in funding a future research grant or prize, please contact us at research@foundationforwomenscancer.org or 312.580.1165.

To learn about the research grants and awards being offered this year, view the 2012-2013 Research Grants and Awards Booklet which describes each of the grants and awards, and the application process.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation at 312.578.1439 or research@foundationforwomenscancer.org.

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.