Patrick Welker

Dallas, Texas

WelkerPatrick has been retired since February, 2009. His wife, Mary-Jane Welker was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer in October, 2007 and after a three year battle fought with courage, dignity and only thinking of others and not herself, she passed away in November, 2010. Patrick was Mary-Jane’s caregiver during her illness and now volunteers at four cancer organizations including The Foundation for Women’s Cancer.

Patrick previously worked as a senior executive and CEO for several companies in the Telecommunications Industry. Patrick’s greatest joy is helping other people.

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

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.