||Cindy Melancon is honored for her tireless efforts to raise awareness and education for ovarian cancer. Since her newsletter’s launch in 1993 with only 10 subscribers, Ms. Melancon has increased the reach of the publication to more than 3,000 in 20 countries.|
|Television actress Fran Drescher is honored for for her commitment to gynecologic cancer awareness through her new book, Cancer Schmancer, which chronicles her experience as a uterine cancer survivor. She also participated in a Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) public service campaign.|
|Dr. Beth Karlan is the first member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists to receive the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (then named the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation) Public Service Award. She serves as the Foundation’s Communication Chair and exemplifies informed advocacy. Her commitment to raising awareness about gynecologic cancers on behalf of the Foundation is commendable and greatly appreciated.|
Gynecologic oncologists discuss some of the most important research presented at the 2016 SGO Annual Meeting in San Diego. Ovarian cancer survivor and patient advocate Jocelyn Alfandre (pictured) was a featured speaker at the Annual Meeting.