News Releases

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Announces 2014 Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher

Tampa—March 22, 2014—The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. Andrew Berchuck has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. The $50,000 prize is being presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 45th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Tampa. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013-2014 Research Grant and Prizes

To date, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer has awarded more than $5.4 million in stimulus grants as part of its overall research portfolio, targeting young investigators to encourage careers dedicated to gynecologic cancer research. View the PDF.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer Applauds FDA Decision to Include HPV Testing as Part of Primary Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Step Forward in Eliminating Cervical Cancer

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 – The Foundation for Women’s Cancer applauds the decision made by an expert panel at the FDA yesterday to include HPV testing as part of first-line primary screening for cervical cancer. The combination of the HPV test and the Pap test can reassure women about their screening results, and is especially important for women over 30 who may be able to extend screening intervals based upon these results. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer to Host 6th Annual Race for Awareness at Arlington Park
CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, in partnership with WeRoc (Women Encouraging Research of Ovarian Cancer), will be holding its annual fundraising event on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Arlington Park Racecourse. More.

A Call to Action on Behalf of Women with Below the Belt Cancer
We know women’s lives are saved when we look at cancer through a pink lens. How many more could be saved if we included all the colors representing cancers unique to women? Each year, some 90,000 women are diagnosed with “below the belt” cancers; cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar. They all have a story. But most have no place to tell it.  They are all waging the difficult and very personal battle to live, and many will not find the resources they need. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is working to change that. More.

After Angelina: What Do You Need to Know About Ovarian and Breast Cancer Risk?
In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she carries a genetic mutation linked to breast and ovarian cancers, thousands of women are wondering whether they are at risk. To address their concerns, four women’s health organizations have joined together to provide essential information about risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer. More.

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UVA Doctor Hosts Celebrity Chef Fundraising Dinner to Benefit Foundation for Women’s Cancer
Charlottesville, VA — May 2013 – The Foundation For Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce its first fundraising dinner party in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, May 4, 2013, part of a national campaign to create grass roots support and funding in the fight against gynecological cancers. This inaugural dinner will be hosted by Dr. Linda Duska, Associate Professor and Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Director at UVA School of Medicine, and will feature celebrity chef Pippa Calland (winner of Chopped 2009, contestant on BBC America’s Chef Race 2012 and finalist on Chef Wanted 2013). More.

Join the Two Jennies: GYN Cancer Survivors Fight for Awareness & Funding for “Below the Belt” Cancers That Will Claim 30,000 Lives This Year
Washington, DC — April 2013 — Most people don’t enjoy talking about their health “below the belt.” It’s personal and embarrassing to discuss. But, did you know “below the belt” gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar) will claim 30,000 lives in 2013? And, these deadly reproductive cancers receive only a fraction of the attention and research funding as other cancers with similar incidence levels. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Announces 2013 Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
Los Angeles –March 9, 2013—The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. Robert C. Bast, Jr. has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. More.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer Celebrates Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with Four Key Initiatives
September 04, 2012 — September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer celebrates with a variety of initiatives this year. More.

Foundation for Women’s Announces 2012 Research Grants and Awards Winner
Chicago – April 12, 2012 – The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2011-2012 Research Grants and Prizes. These awards were presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 43rd Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Austin, TX in late March. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Announces 2012 Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
Austin – March 26, 2012 – The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. George Coukos has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Supports New Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations
Chicago – March 14, 2012 – The Foundation for Women’s Cancer supports new cervical cancer screening recommendations issued today by the American Cancer Society, along with the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). More.

DC Has Highest Ovarian Cancer Rate in US: Local Survivor Raises Awareness and Funds
(Washington, D.C.) At 32, Jennie McGihon was the picture of health and fitness. When she started experiencing irregular bleeding, it took a year of tests and initial misdiagnoses before the true cause was found: stage III ovarian cancer that metastasized to her colon and bladder and stage I uterine cancer. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Announces 2011 Recipient of the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. Anil K. Sood has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. More.

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Announces the 2011 National Race to End Women’s Cancer
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, celebrates its new name and 20th anniversary by kicking off registration today for the 2011 National Race to End Women’s Cancer, which will be held November 6, 2011, in Washington, DC. More.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer Shows Positive Impact of “Seed” Grants and Awards on Future of Gynecologic Cancer Research
Chicago, IL – March 1, 2011- In the current issue of Gynecologic Oncology, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, summarizes the successful results of its Research Grants and Awards Program. More.

News Release Archives

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.