Karen J. Carlson

Executive Director

CarlsonMs. Carlson has served as the executive director for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer since its founding in 1991.

She is a 1987 graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S In Public Relations and began her career at the Smith Bucklin and Associates Management Firm where she worked with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and served as the Executive Director for the Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons.

In 2005 Ms. Carlson was selected as one of the 100 women in the country who love their jobs and was featured in “Be Happy at Work: 100 Women Who Love Their Jobs and Why,” and “Career Bliss” both books written by Joanne Gordon a writer for Forbes Magazine.

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.