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Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award

Introducing the 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award winner: Beth Karlan, MD. The Rosalind Franklin Excellence in Ovarian Cancer Research Award is named for the molecular biologist Dr. Rosalind Elsie Franklin, who played a vital role in discovering the structure of DNA. Her career was cut short in 1958 when she died of ovarian cancer at age 37. Throughout her life, she was a committed researcher; this award honors an individual who continues her legacy of excellence.

Beth Karlan, MD is the Director of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program. Click the plus sign to read more.

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Carolyn Pultz Brown Leadership Award

Introducing the 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference Carolyn Pultz Brown Leadership Award winner: Senator Dianne Feinstein. The Carolyn Pultz Brown Leadership Award is bestowed upon an outstanding community leader who has the capacity to influence others and has made a great impact on the ovarian cancer community. The award honors Carolyn Pultz Brown, the mother of our President Emerita Terri McKnight, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007.

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s career has been one of many firsts. She was the first woman Mayor of San Francisco, the first woman elected Senator of California, the first woman member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and one of the first co-chairs on the Senate Cancer Coalition. Click the plus sign to read more.

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Cindy Melancon Spirit Award

The Cindy Melancon Spirit Award commends and honors an individual for his or her commitment to the ovarian cancer community. The award is named after Cindy Melancon, a founder of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and creator of the CONVERSATIONS! newsletter. The award has been given to many excellent ovarian cancer leaders throughout the years.

Carey Fitzmaurice, survivor since 2006, is the founder of Teal Toes, a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating women about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Since 2007, Teal Toes has been sending out symptom cards, and promoting education and awareness through its website and social media. Click the plus sign to read more.

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Dragon Boat Festival: Our Survivors Paddle Across Lake Hartwell!

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