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

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.