August 21, 2018


August 21, 2018

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM)
Expanded Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening Tests
Free Ovarian Cancer Education Course in New York
Celebrating Everyday Superheroes

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM)

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) knows the importance of bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers. After creating the month in 1999, the FWC strives to bring attention and share information about these cancers every year.

This year is no different. We are encouraging survivors, patients, advocates, family members, partners and friends to post messages about what they want the public to know about gynecologic cancers using the hashtags #IWishIKnew and #GCAM throughout the month of September.

Visit to find out more ways to get involved!

Expanded Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening Tests

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded its recommendations for cervical cancer screening tests.

In a joint statement released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), ASCCP and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), these leading women’s health groups stated, “the USPSTF recommends that providers screen for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 29 years every three years with cervical cytology, more commonly known as the Pap test. For women ages 30 to 65 years, the Task Force recommends screening with the Pap test alone every three years, screening with the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test alone every five years or screening with both tests together (cotesting) every five years.”

Read the full statement.

Free Ovarian Cancer Education Course in New York

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Executive Conference Center, Floor 8
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

This free education course is for all ovarian cancer survivors, patients, family members, partners, friends and others who are interested in hearing from the leading U.S. experts in ovarian cancer research. Topics will include clinical trials, immunotherapy and sexuality.

This full-day session includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is no charge for attendance, but we ask that you register in advance to help with our planning.

Register now!

This course is made possible through sponsorship support from TESAROTell Every Amazing Lady (T.E.A.L.) and Mount Sinai.

Celebrating Everyday Superheroes

Join us for End Women’s Cancer Weekend Nov. 3-4, 2018, which includes the National Race to End Women’s Cancer and a free gynecologic cancer education course.

Can’t make it this year? You can still participate virtually and join forces with us as we strive to #EndWomensCancer.


Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. #GCAM


The FWC is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.


FREE Gynecologic Cancer Education Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.