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June 19, 2018
Save the Date for End Women’s Cancer Weekend, Nov. 3-4, 2018
Two major drug approvals impact women with GYN cancers
Coming soon—a new FWC website

Save the Date for End Women’s Cancer Weekend, Nov. 3-4, 2018


End Women’s Cancer Weekend is Nov. 3-4, 2018, in Washington, DC. The weekend includes a free gynecologic cancer education course, opportunities to connect with other survivors and advocates, and the National Race to End Women’s Cancer on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Supporters can fundraise virtually, form their own teams, or join the SGO & Friends team representing the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. Since 2009, the FWC has hosted the National Race to End Women’s Cancer to celebrate survivors, honor loved ones, create awareness, and fundraise for this important cause. This year the Foundation is celebrating “Everyday Superheroes” who are joining forces to #EndWomensCancer.

Two major drug approvals impact women with GYN cancers

Last week the FDA announced two new indications for cancer drugs that will impact women with gynecologic cancers. Bevacizumab (Avastin) was approved for use with chemotherapy, followed by use as a single agent, for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who underwent initial surgical resection. The FDA also expanded the approval of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to include the treatment of women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer who have PD-L1-expressing tumors that progressed on or after chemotherapy.

Coming soon—a new FWC website

A revamped Foundation for Women’s Cancer website will be launched later this year. One of the features will be gynecologic cancer survivor stories that will be shared on the website as well as social media and the Thrive newsletter. If you are interested in telling your story or know someone who has been impacted by GYN cancer who might want to share their perspective, contact the Foundation at communications@sgo.org using the subject line “FWC Survivor Stories”

Spotlight

Community outreach played an important role in the 2018 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, held March 24-27 in New Orleans.

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.