Cheryl C. Saenz, MD

San Diego Health System

SaenzDr. Saenz is Professor of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego Health System and holds a faculty appointment at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.  She completed her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  She received the GCF/Florence & Marshall Schwid Ovarian Cancer Research Grant and currently holds a NCI Cancer Center Investigator Team Leadership Award.  Dr. Saenz is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, American College of Surgeons and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and serves as the Chair of the Education Committee.

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.