Charles N. Landen Jr., MD

University of Alabama

LandenDr. Landen is an Associate Professor in Gynecologic Oncology, with joint appointments in the Departments of Cancer Biology and Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member of the CDMRP/Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Academy and a graduate of the Reproductive Scholar Development Program, dividing his time between clinical care and basic/translational research in ovarian cancer. He is a prior recipient the Foundation/Carol’s Cause Outstanding Paper Award and the Foundation/Sarah Biedenhard Ovarian Cancer Research Grant. He is a full member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Cancer Foundation and the Norma Livingston Foundation.

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.