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Foundation News

Thrive is the Foundation of Women’s Cancer’s (FWC) monthly newsletter, featuring inspirational stories from survivors, supporters and advocates, opportunities to get involved, upcoming events and education courses.

FWC Executive Director Resigns

Thursday, April 18, 2019

CHICAGO, IL—On April 17, 2019, Pierre M. Désy, MPH, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC), announced the resignation of Karen Carson from her position as executive director of the FWC effective April 30, 2019. Karen spent her entire adult working life—31 years—at either the … Read More

Nearly $700,000 Awarded to Advance Gynecologic Cancer Research

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CHICAGO, IL—On March 17, 2019, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) awarded 14 research grants, research prizes and career development awards for a total of $692,500 during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Honolulu, HI. This was the most awarded in a single year by the FWC—demonstrating the … Read More

FWC Board of Directors Appointments

Thursday, March 28, 2019

FWC Board of Directors Appointments The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) would like to congratulate the following Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) members appointed to serve on the FWC Board of Directors: Chair-Elect Ginger J. Gardner, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Chair of Communications Committee Joshua P. Kesterson, MD, Penn State … Read More

Cancer Prevention Month, new website and more!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February is Cancer Prevention Month This month and throughout the year, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is committed to helping people understand steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of gynecologic cancers. Maintain your health by sustaining a healthy weight, being physically active and eating a balanced diet. Be aware of risk … Read More

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

More than 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but most cases are now preventable with HPV vaccination and appropriate screening. During Cervical Health Awareness Month, we encourage you to take some time to learn about cervical cancer risk and prevention, and help us spread awareness by sharing the educational … Read More