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

After surviving cancer, women look for a community of support and guidance. In a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, survivors share how they live and thrive after endometrial cancer. As described by one survivor, “You can get better.”  

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

The Foundation is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.