Privacy Statement

How we treat the information you send us
The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site. If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message or by voluntarily disclosing that information through one of our interactive portals. We may use personally identifying information from you to respond to your inquiries or for other internal business purposes, but we do not sell or rent that information to third parties. You should be aware, however, that notwithstanding our security measures, it is always possible that others may surreptitiously obtain unauthorized access to such information and use it, though any such use would be without our consent. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Please remember that information other than personally identifying information provided to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer by you will not be treated as confidential. Do not send or post anything that you deem confidential or proprietary. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or the like which you send to us (and are not personally identifying in nature) may be used by the Foundation or its affiliates for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer website is free to use, without any compensation to you, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products and/or services using such information.

Interactive Areas
You may also decide to send personally identifying information to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, its Partners, or to other users in our interactive areas. Any information disclosed by you is public and is not confidential or proprietary. You have no expectation of privacy for information publicly disclosed by you. Disclosure of any personal information is done at your own risk and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer has no obligation to maintain such information in confidence and is in no manner liable for any disclosure or use of such information by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, its users, or other third persons.


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.


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.


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.


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