News Release Archive

2009
GCF Race for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness During The Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend
September 9, 2009—Mark your calendars for the weekend of November 6-8, 2009—the inaugural Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Movement Weekend and GCF’s half marathon/5K race. Join gynecologic cancer doctors; survivors and their families and friends; members of the advocacy community; and over 3,000 runners and walkers in Washington, DC for this exciting awareness-raising weekend. There will be a CME course for physicians, and free concurrent cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer courses for survivors. Sunday is race day! More.

Rock & Roll Doctors to Release Debut CD “No Evidence of Disease” on Motéma Music, Sept. 8, 2009
August 24, 2009—Six oncologists band together to make powerful music and raise funds for awareness of women’s cancer care. More.

SGO/GCF Physicians Participate in The Group Room Cancer Talk Radio Show to Discuss CA 125 Monitoring for Patients with Recurring Ovarian Cancer
Tune into the broadcast of the Sunday, June 14, 2009 show to hear a timely discussion about a European randomized clinical trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on May 31, 2009. More.

Understanding Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer: A Woman’s Guide” Featured in the Palm Beach Daily News
On Monday, April 20, 2009, the Palm Beach Daily News ran a feature story on its front page urging local women to add GCF’s new brochure to their summer reading list. The article referred women to the Women’s Cancer Network where they can download the brochure. More.

Expert Contributes to People Weekly Story about the Death of Jade Goody from Cervical Cancer
Chicago, April 6, 2009—Dr. Mark Einstein, the medical director of GCF’s National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign, contributed to the People Weekly coverage of the death of Jade Goody from cervical cancer by providing facts about how to prevent cervical cancer. More.

Funding by the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Leads to Findings That Genetic Differences Protect Against Cervical Cancer
Chicago, March 13, 2009—Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, led by Dr. Mark H. Einstein and Dr Robert D. Burk, with funding from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, have found that women with certain gene variations appear to be protected against cervical cancer. More.

Dr. David M. Gershenson Named Chairman of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Chicago, March 4, 2009—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) announces the election of Dr. David M. Gershenson as its new chairman effective immediately. Dr. Gershenson replaces Dr. Karl C. Podratz who completed his six-year term as chairman. More.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Announces Recipient of 2008 Public Service Award
Chicago, February 16, 2009—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) announces that Mike Burg has been selected by the GCF Board of Directors as the 2008 Public Service Award recipient. This award was presented on February 5, 2009 at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Antonio, TX. More.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Announces Research Award Recipients
Chicago, February 16, 2009—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) announces the recipients of its 2008 Research Grants and Awards. These awards were presented on February 5, 2009 at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 40th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Antonio, TX. More.

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Fund New Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Study
New York, February 5, 2009—Today, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), in partnership with the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF), announced that Barbara Goff, M.D., Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Washington, has been named to lead the OCRF Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Study. More.

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Urges Women to Learn More About Gynecologic and Breast Cancers
Chicago, January 12, 2009—In 2009 alone, over 78,000 American women will learn that they have a gynecologic cancer. Moreover, many women are at risk for these cancers, including cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer, but few are aware of this risk. More.

 

2008
Funding From the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Leads to Understanding of Link between Proteins and Survival in Women with Ovarian Cancer
Chicago, December 18, 2008—A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine describes how the levels of two proteins are linked to the likelihood of survival in women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A similar association is found in both lung and breast cancers. More.

Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Patients Experience Improved Outcomes When Treated First by a Gynecologic Oncologist
Chicago, September 24, 2008—For the first time, accumulated data demonstrates that women diagnosed with a reproductive cancer, especially ovarian and uterine (endometrial) cancers, experience improved outcomes when treated first by a gynecologic oncologist. More.

 

2007
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Announces New Ovarian Cancer Research Funding Directory
Chicago, December 4, 2007—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) today announces the availability of a new online directory intended to connect funding organizations and researchers interested in ovarian cancer. This new tool is now available to serve as a “match-maker” between researchers and funding sources. More.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Announces First National Consensus on Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Chicago, June 13, 2007—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) today announces the first national consensus on ovarian cancer symptoms. Often referred to as the “silent killer” due to the common belief that there are no warning signs or symptoms, ovarian cancer is the most deadly reproductive cancer. More.

 

2006
Breast and Ovarian Cancers Linked By Heredity: Women Need To Know Their Risks
Chicago, IL, Sept. 12, 2006—During September, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) urges women to learn more about familial breast-ovarian cancer syndrome. More.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and The National Alliance for Hispanic Health Launch the Hispanic National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign
Chicago, IL, May 11, 2006 —In an effort to bring lifesaving cervical cancer information to Hispanic communities, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation’s (GCF) and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) today announced the launch of the Hispanic National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign. More.

The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and Gynecologic Oncology Group Join Together to Make Information on Clinical Trials Available
Chicago, IL, April 27, 2006 —In an effort to provide women suffering from gynecologic cancer with the most up-to-date and easy-to-understand information on available clinical trials, the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) have joined together to make information about GOG Phase III clinical trials available on the Web. More.

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Administration Prolongs Survival for Women with Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Chicago, IL (January 4, 2006)—A study featured in this month’s edition of Gynecologic Oncology examines the challenges associated with the administration of intra-abdominal chemotherapy, also known as intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy. More.

Women Urged to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer During January, Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Chicago, IL (January 4, 2006)—To mark January 2006 as the sixth annual Cervical Cancer Screening Month, the National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign today urged women to help prevent cervical cancer by getting screened for the disease. More.

 

2005
Women Concerned About Developing Reproductive Cancers Yet Majority Are Unaware of Risk Factors or Symptoms
Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2005)—A new national poll of women in the United States found that a majority-54%-believe they are at personal risk for developing a gynecologic cancer, yet 58% are unaware of any factors that can lower their risk and 47% could not name any symptoms of gynecologic cancers. More.

National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign Announces New Initiative to Help Women Prevent Cervical Cancer
Washington, D.C. (January 19, 2005)—To mark January 2005 as the fifth annual Cervical Cancer Screening Month, the National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign today urged women to help prevent cervical cancer by participating in a new program called “Take the Pledge.” More.

 

2004
Latest Medical and Scientific Advances for Gynecologic Cancers
Chicago, September 7, 2004—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) today released the “State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers – Second Annual Report to the Women of America,” as part of its educational efforts for September, Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. More.

New Cervical Cancer Education Resource Available
Chicago, January 20, 2004—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) today announced the availability of an education kit designed to inform health care consumers about cervical cancer, including basic information about the disease, screening, detection and treatment options. More.

Women Urged to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer During January, Cervical Cancer Screening Month
Chicago, IL (January 6, 2004)—To mark January 2004 as Cervical Cancer Screening Month, the National Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign today urged women to get screened for cervical cancer in order to prevent the disease. More.

 

2003
Latest Medical and Scientific Advances for Gynecologic Cancers Presented in First Annual “State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers”
Chicago, September 29, 2003—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) has released the “State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers—First Annual Report to the Women of America,” detailing the most recent advances in the detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers. It is the first report to provide critical information about symptoms, risk factors, screening/prevention methods and incidence figures for these cancers, which affect more than 80,000 women in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society. More.

Cuatro pasos para prevenir y detectar el cáncer en las mujeres
Septiembre 2003—Aunque se han hecho grandes esfuerzos en la prevención y tratamiento de los cánceres ginecológicos, todavía mueren cada año cerca de 26,000 mujeres en los Estados Unidos. Pero los cánceres no deberían ser fatales, y la detección y tratamientos apropiados son clave para bajar esta cifra. More.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Support Women’s Health Week, May 11-17
Chicago, May 12, 2003—The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) join with other leading organizations committed to improving women’s health in their support of Women’s Health Week, May 11-17. More.

New York Times Supplement on Gynecologic Cancers to Provide Critical Women’s Health Information
Chicago, May 8, 2003—Women nationwide will have an opportunity to learn the latest information about gynecologic cancers through a four-page supplement appearing nationwide in The New York Times on Sunday, June 22, 2003. The supplement will also appear Tuesday, June 17 in copies of The New York Times distributed to subscribers in the New York designated market only. More.

New Brochure Provides Patient Information about Intimacy and Sexuality After Gynecologic Cancer
Chicago, May 2003—Gynecologic cancer patients who have questions about intimacy and sexuality following cancer diagnosis and treatment can now refer to a brochure specifically created to answer some of their most sensitive questions about quality of life issues. More.

Karl C. Podratz, M.D., Ph.D., Elected Chairman of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
Chicago, May 2003—The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) announced that Karl C. Podratz, M.D., Ph.D., has been elected the new chairman of its Board of Directors. Dr. Podratz is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. More.

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Applaud FDA Approval of New Cervical Cancer Screening Option
Chicago, April 16, 2003—The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) support the recent positive step by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the use of HPV testing in conjunction with the Pap test for cervical cancer screening for women 30 and older. More.

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Urges Women to Take 10 Minutes for a Risk Assessment Survey
Boca Raton, FL, February 16, 2003—Emmy-winner, Mariette Hartley, hosts another upcoming episode of the “Healthy Solutions” series, scheduled to air as paid programming on CNBC, Saturday, February 22 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (Noon CT, 11:00am MT, 10:00am PT) and on The Health Network, Sunday, February 23 at 8:00pm Eastern Time (7:00pm CT, 6:00pm MT, 5:00pm PT). Now in its seventh season, the half-hour television program explores the most important issues and topics related to America’s health and well being. More.

 

2002
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Urges Women to Take Control of Their Gynecologic Health
Chicago, May 8, 2002; Every seven minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers are the fourth most common cancers in American women today, yet are rarely discussed. More.

 

2001
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation wins The 2001 Associations Advance America “Award of Excellence”
Chicago, June 21, 2001; Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) of Chicago, Illinois, has won the Award of Excellence in the 2001 Associations Advance America Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, D.C. More.

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Named One of “America’s Best 100 Charities”
Chicago, December 5, 2001; Worth Magazine named Chicago-based Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) as one of America’s 100 Best Charities” in its December 2001 issue. More.

 

2000
Gynecologic Cancer Foundation Wins The Associations Advance America “Award of Excellence”
Chicago, June 26, 2000; Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF), of Chicago, Illinois, has won the Award of Excellence in the 2000 Associations Advance America Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, D.C. More.

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM  awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards bookletThe booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014. 

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.