Karen Bate

Director of Marketing and Media Relations

bateMs. Bate serves as Director, Marketing and Media Relations for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. In this role, she is responsible for directing the Foundation’s social media platform and media relations. She also serves as the Marketing Director for the Foundation’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer.

She previously led the public relations program for AHC Inc., one of the largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic region, and for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a 20,000-member professional association. Ms. Bate is a board member and chairs the public relations committee of the Arlington Food Assistance Center. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Arlington, she holds a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island.

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

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.