State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers

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Latest medical advances in gynecologic cancers released Report highlights need for research dollars

1.24.2017

Today in celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology released a comprehensive report on the most recent advances in the detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers.

The 2016 State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers: Report to the Women of America details the progress in the field of gynecologic oncology, but it also calls for the need for more research funding.

“While much has been accomplished in the last 25 years, much more research is required to lessen the burden of these cancers unique to women,” wrote Anil Sood, MD, chair of the Research and Awards Committee of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

It is estimated in 2016 more than 105,890 new cases of gynecologic cancers occurred with 38,890 estimated deaths compared to 2015, which estimated 98,280 new cases and 30,440 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.

The report also highlights the symptoms, risk factors, screening/prevention methods of gynecologic cancers such as: cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer. The report which is available online, was composed by practicing gynecologist oncologists from leading academic institutions. Read the full report online.

Spotlight

In honor of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is featuring a video produced by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology on the HPV vaccine. The two-minute video encourages parents to get their children the vaccine.

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  After creating the month in 1999, the Foundation strives to bring attention about these cancers through public awareness campaigns.

Research

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

Education

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