Announcement: September Is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

July 28, 2011

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer has developed its annual GCAM Toolkit to aid organizations reach women with the message to Learn, Listen, Act.

Learn, Listen, Act is a national public awareness campaign that encourages women to LEARN how to prevent and detect women’s cancers, LISTEN for common symptoms, and ACT quickly to seek care from a gynecologic oncologist if she suspects or has been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.Learn, Listen, Act messages are outlined for the three most common gynecologic cancers: cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.

September 2011 also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. The signature event for the year is the National Race to End Women’s Cancer to be held in Washington, DC on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Free concurrent courses for survivors of ovarian and uterine cancers, and an HPV forum will be held in conjunction with the race on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, DC. More information and registration for the courses are available now.

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.