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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.

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Halfs for Hope

Friday, August 16, 2019

Since the end of April 2019, Stephanie Berry has run five half marathons and raised over $7,200 for the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) in memory of her aunt, who passed away from a gynecologic cancer at age 58. “It was during the Columbus Marathon this past October—at mile 10—that I learned of her passing,” … Read More

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Sisters in Skydiving

Monday, July 15, 2019

Elizabeth Young, cervical mesonephric adenocarcinoma survivor (a rare form of cervical cancer), isn’t afraid to jump for a cause close to her heart—no matter how high. Not only does she empower women to enter the sport of skydiving, she’s also committed to increasing awareness and raising funds to help eradicate gynecologic cancers. Over Mother’s Day … Read More

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

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