Karen H. Lu, MD, Chair

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

LuDr. Lu is Professor and Vice Chair of Prevention and Biomarker Research in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and also hold the H.E.B. Professorship of Cancer Research. She is Director of the Uterine Cancer Research Program and Principal Investigator of the Uterine Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), a large $10 million NIH grant focused on the prevention and treatment of Uterine Cancer.

She completed her gynecologic oncology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition to treating gynecologic cancer patients, she participates in research to apply laboratory-based findings to improving the care of uterine and ovarian cancer patients. She has received support for her research from the National Cancer Institute, the Lynne Cohen Foundation, the American Gynecologic and Obstetric Society, and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Dr. Lu is also an international expert in hereditary gynecologic cancers, and co-directs the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at MD Anderson.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.