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Your Stories

We encourage patients, survivors, health care professionals, supporters and caregivers to share your stories to connect and inspire others in the gynecologic cancer community.

Researcher Spotlight: Kari Hacker, MD, PhD

Researcher Spotlight: Kari Hacker, MD, PhD

Monday, June 3, 2019

Through the 2018-2019 Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) Research Grants and Awards program, Kari Hacker, MD, PhD, and Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University (NYU) Langone Health, received a $50,000 research grant funded by St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA). In this Q&A, Dr. Hacker will share insight into her ongoing gynecologic (GYN) cancer … Read More

Mary Scroggins, Patient Advocate

A Patient’s Perspective on Participation in Clinical Trials

Monday, May 20, 2019

Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins, a 22-year ovarian cancer survivor and health activist, presented her perspective on participation in gynecologic cancer clinical trials to health care professionals at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Honolulu, HI, on March, 18, 2019. This presentation was part of the session, Scientific Plenary … Read More

Linda Ryan

Surviving and Giving Back

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A routine Pap exam in 2004 was the beginning of a fifteen-year cancer journey for Linda Ryan, cervical cancer survivor. At age 36, Linda was initially diagnosed with stage 0 adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), a condition where abnormal cells are found in the glandular tissue that line certain internal organs, such as—and most commonly—the cervix. The … Read More

2018 Triathlon Relay Raised $10,650

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Jeanne Lappin, Associate Program Manager at United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and her colleagues formed two teams for the 2018 Waterman’s Half Iron Triathlon Relay on Sept. 29 in Rock Hall, MD and raised $10,650 to benefit the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). “My sister suffers from a very rare women’s cancer and my sister-in-law died … Read More

Listen to That Voice

Saturday, December 1, 2018

As a part of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), we encouraged survivors, patients, advocates, family members, partners and friends to share what they want the public to know about gynecologic cancers using #IWishIKnew. Dionne Shepperson wrote, “I wish I knew they weren’t just heavy periods—my menstrual bleeding was severe. I had fibroids and was told … Read More

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