The Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s (SGO) Foundation for Women’s Cancer is dedicated to increasing public awareness of gynecologic cancer risk awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment. Founded by SGO in 1991, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer is a nonprofit organization that also provides funding for gynecologic cancer research and training, as well as educational programs and resources.
Learn more about the Foundation for Women’s Cancer and its mission by visiting its comprehensive, award-winning website.
The Foundation also fosters new breakthroughs through the annual funding of research grants to physician scientists. Since 1995, the Foundation has provided more than $6 million in stimulus funding to young investigators, who are able to use their initial funding from the Foundation for Women’s Cancer to attract additional federal and private funding, resulting in a 23-fold return on investment and earning recognition from Worth Magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best charities.
We need YOUR support!
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer is more than a race – it’s a movement! And this movement—to shine a bright light on GYN cancer—is growing every day.
Join us! Support our efforts to provide crucial grant funding to researchers, and to share educational information and resources women need to prevent, detect, treat and defeat women’s cancer.
Research and Training
The only national organization dedicated to the eradication of all reproductive cancers, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer fosters new knowledge through the annual funding of research grants. Since 1995, the Foundation has provided more than 6 million in research funding, earning recognition from Worth Magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best charities. These grants, often in the form of seed funding, have seen an impressive 23-fold return on investment and encouraged many new physicians to pursue careers in research. The Foundation is proud to support researchers asking profound questions about the prevention, risk, early detection and optimal treatments for these deadly cancers.
Awareness and Education
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer strives to provide all women with the information they need to make the best choices to ensure their gynecologic health. Since 1999, when the Foundation declared September as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), it has created annual focused national messages on gynecologic cancer topics. We employ a variety of approaches to deliver the messages including our award winning website, social media, national radio and TV PSA’s; outdoor ads; and local and national print, broadcast and online media coverage.
The Foundation also offers free daylong courses for survivors of cervical, ovarian and uterine cancers featuring gynecologic oncology experts with latest news on prevention, risk, early diagnosis, treatment and recovery. These courses, averaging 10 per year, are held throughout the country in partnership with academic health centers, community advocacy organizations and others. We have served thousands of survivors and their loved ones through these well-received courses in the last several years.