For the love of Rachel, a Father’s Plea
April 18, 2013 – I’m writing to ask for your financial support for a cause very near to my hear. A year ago I lost my younger daughter, Rachel, one of the two lights of my life, to an agressive form of cervical cancer. Rachel was only 31 and had her whole life ahead of her. Learn more.

Apply Now for the 2012 Research Grants and Awards
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer announces the availability of the 2012-2013 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the available grants, prizes and the application process. Learn more.

Meet Pamela Mielnik, National Race Survivors Committee Co-Chair
We are pleased to introduce Pamela Mielnik of Alexandria, VA as the new Survivors Committee Co-Chair for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer. Pam joins Jenny McGihon, also of Alexandria, who chaired the committee last year and remains a passionate advocate for raising awareness about gynecologic cancers. Read Pam’s full story.

2011-2012 Research Grants and Prizes
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2011-2012 Research Grants and Prizes. These awards were presented in March at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 43rd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Austin. View the photos and names of this year’s research award winners.

Head Shaving Fundraiser Inspires Many at Lehigh University
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer recently received a donation from Klye Lum, a student at Lehigh University who sponsored a head-shaving fundraiser to honor his mother, a multiple-time ovarian cancer survivor. We were so touched by his creativity and compassion that we wanted to share some of Kyle’s letter, in which he explains this project, with all of our readers. Read excerpts from Kyle’s letter.

A Golden Gift
Here at the Foundation, our hearts were touched when we received an email from Sandy Gold, explaining how her 9 year old granddaughter came to make a very special and unique donation to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.  You can read Sandy’s wonderful letter here.

We Want YOU for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer!
September 1, 2011 – Have you registered yet for the 2011 National Race to End Women’s Cancer on November 6th in Washington, DC? Check out the race Web site and scrolling list of top teams and individual fundraisers to see who’s leading the crowd in raising awareness and crucial research funding to prevent, detect, treat and defeat women’s cancers. We know you want to be on this list!! More.

The Foundation Interviewed by Vital Options International
Learn more about the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and also about its research program by watching interviews with Karen Carlson, Executive Director, and Dr. Tom Herzog, Chair, Research Grants & Awards Committee, conducted at the 2011 Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology by Selma Shimmel, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Vital Options International.

September Is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
July 28, 2011 – September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer has developed its annual GCAM Toolkit to aid organizations reach women with the message to Learn, Listen, Act. More.

New Board of Directors Elected
April 27, 2011 – The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the election of the following individuals to its Board of Directors, and thank Drs. Eva Chalas, David Mutch, Julian Schink and Tyler Kirby for their service. More.

The National Institutes of Health announces the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program
January 25, 2011 – The National Institutes of Health is pleased to announce the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program, a joint partnership that involves the NIH intramural and extramural communities, as well as the Lasker Foundation. More.

GCF Cooperates with Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to Learn Opinions about Follow-up Care
January 6, 2011–Please help researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center learn your preferences about care after your original gynecologic cancer diagnosis and treatment. More.

Announcement Archives


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.”  


The Foundation is featured in the Sept. issues of Coping, Women and Family Circle magazines. Look out for our articles & ads!


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


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