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

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.