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COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer Patients: Q&A with Neil Finkler, MD

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Delta variant has become the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the U.S. and due to its high transmissibility, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its guidance on masking for vaccinated individuals in July. As this variant continues to surge, it seems that Louisiana and Florida are hot spots and hospitals … Read More

SGO Joins Medical Groups in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Health Care Workers

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is the official foundation of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).SGO today has joined over 50 healthcare professional societies and organizations calling for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint statement released today. These societies and organizations represent millions of … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

Monday, March 8, 2021

As a Gyn cancer patient, should I get vaccinated for COVID-19? The short answer is yes! We encourage all gynecologic cancer patients who are on active therapy or have completed therapy to get vaccinated, especially since COVID-19 can be particularly dangerous for patients with cancer. The only patients who should not get the vaccine are … Read More

Cancer Treatment During COVID-19: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t

Monday, November 16, 2020

With the advent of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter cold and flu season, cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are on the rise around the world, with the highest number of cases and deaths in the United States. During the spring of 2020, numerous public venues and institutions shut down in order to flatten the curve … Read More

Patient Resources for COVID-19

Monday, August 17, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has regularly posted and promoted articles, videos and webinars related to the impact of COVID-19 on persons with gynecologic cancer. The following content is currently available through the FWC website and additional resources are planned for later this year. Survivors Exercise Together: The Benefits of Movement … Read More