Mary Scroggins

Uterine Cancer Network Steering Committee

Scroggins

Uterine Cancer Network Steering Committee

Mary Jackson Scroggins, a writer, producer and 15-year ovarian cancer survivor, is a director of The Pathways Project, a radically inclusive organization that creates communities and catalyzes movements that put people at the center of health care research and delivery, and a co-founder of In My Sister’s Care, an organization focused on eliminating health disparities and on improving gynecologic cancer awareness and care for medically underserved women.

With longstanding relationships throughout the advocacy and research communities, Mary is a member of NCI’s Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee and a co-chair of its Patient Advocate Steering Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of NCI’s Gynecologic Oncology Group and chair of its Patient Advocate Committee; a member of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Research Advocacy Committee; a member of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer Uterine Cancer Network Steering Committee, and a faculty member of the annual AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop. She is also a past peer reviewer and integration panel member for the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

An eclectic writer with a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, Mary has published essays and articles on topics such as cancer survivorship, health disparities, and medical ethics and fiction on social justice issues. She is also is on the Editorial Board of Cancer Today and is an occasional manuscript reviewer for Cancer.

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.