Chad Hamilton, MD

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

HamiltonDr. Hamilton is the Gynecologic Oncology Service Chief and Fellowship Program Director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda MD. He is the Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the Department of Defense Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence and co-chairs the National Cancer Institute / Walter Reed Gynecologic Cancer Working Group.

He completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco and is currently on active duty with the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal while deployed to Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in 2008 and subsequently has been twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He remains active in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and is a strong supporter of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

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.