July 18, 2017

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July 18, 2017

Race for Her: New race website launched
FWC endorses patient guidelines for ovarian cancer
FWC announces 2017-2018 Research Program 
Registration is now open for three more Survivors Courses! 
Calling all patients, survivors and caregivers! 

Race for Her: New race website launched

race for herThe Foundation for Women’s Cancer launched a new website and opened registration for the 8th National Race to End Women’s Cancer in June.

Register today for the 5K and one mile walk on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.  The race is FWC’s pinnacle event to honor women affected by gynecologic cancers and help raise awareness and funds to help end women’s cancer for the next generation.

The FWC encourages patients, survivors, family members, friends and advocates to register for the race and create a fundraising team to raise money for research, educational programs, and awareness for gynecologic cancer. If interested individuals can’t make a trip to DC, they can sign up and participate virtually for this important cause.

The race is part of the End Women’s Cancer Weekend, which offers survivors, families and friends an opportunity to join in the movement with fun, education and advocacy.

The weekend will include an all-day Gynecologic Survivors Course on Saturday, Nov. 4. Visit the registration page for more information.

Watch an FWC video highlighting the impact of gynecologic cancers and FWC’s movement to help end women cancer. The video can be shared with family and friends to help others understand the cause.

FWC endorses patient guidelines for ovarian cancer

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer endorsed the updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Patients®: Ovarian Cancer, Version 1. 2017, which were officially released on June 28, through support from the NCCN Foundation®.

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients are patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology, and are easy-to-understand resources based on the same clinical practice guidelines used by health care professionals around the world to determine the best way to treat a patient with cancer.

The NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets, which were published in conjunction with the patient guidelines, summarize the treatment options and treatment planning recommendations within the 104-page guideline.  Visit NCCN’s website and download full guidelines.

The NCCN is a not-for profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers. The mission of NCCN is to improve cancer care for people to live better lives. NCCN Foundation, which was founded in 2010 by NCCN, is dedicated to empowering people living with cancer and advancing oncology innovation.

FWC announces 2017-2018 Research Program

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer officially announced its 2017-2018 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Research Grants & Awards program with 14 research grants and prizes totaling more than $295,500.

For the past 26 years, the FWC’s research grants have given researchers the opportunity to improve treatments and provide better outcomes for women with gynecologic cancers.

The FWC continues to seek additional funding to support expanded research priorities.  Of special importance is increased funding for cervical, uterine, primary peritoneal, vaginal and vulvar cancer research.

For more information and list of prizes, visit the 2017-2018 Research Grants & Awards Page.

Registration is now open for three more Survivors Courses!

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Register for three more courses in WisconsinCalifornia, and Washington, DC. Of the four scheduled courses, two will focus on gynecologic cancers and two will concentrate on ovarian cancer. See the full schedule of Survivors Courses for 2017.

Register for the following courses:

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Worcester, MA
Sponsored by University of Massachusetts Boston

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Duarte, CA
Sponsored by City of Hope

Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Middleton, WI
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Mark your calendar for another Survivors Course on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017,  in Livingston, NJ. Registration will open soon!

 Calling all patients, survivors and caregivers!

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is looking for patients, survivors and caregivers to share their stories. We would love to feature your story on promotional materials such as the FWC’s Thrive newsletter and social media.

If you do not have time to share your story, feel free to submit a “Survivors Quote of the Month.” These quotes provide inspiration and motivation for women throughout their journey. Feel free to email Elizabeth Edwards, Communications Coordinator of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, if you are interested in telling your story or if you would like to provide a survivors quote. If you are an advocate or caregiver, don’t hesitate to share your own quote as well .

 Survivors Quote of the Month

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Spotlight

Elizabeth Young isn’t afraid to jump for a cause no matter how high. As a survivor of cervical cancer, Young empowers women through skydiving, running marathons and giving back to the cause. This year is no different with her second skydiving event Mother’s Day Weekend.

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.