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2016 Annual Meeting Awards

2016 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Awards
2016 SGO Presidential Abstract Award
2015 Annual Meeting Awards
2016 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Research Grant Awards

2016 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Awards

Presented by Richard R. Barakat, MD, Awards Committee Chair on Saturday, March 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. at Scientific Plenary I.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who, over an extended period of time, display a continuous outstanding meritorious service in the field of gynecologic oncology. This year, the Society acknowledges:

  • James Tate Thigpen, MD, University of Mississippi

The Gynecologic Oncology Humanitarian and Volunteerism Award is awarded to an individual for their exemplary local, national or international volunteer and outreach efforts in women’s cancer care, research or training. This year, the Society acknowledges:

  • George Larry Maxwell, MD, INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Women and Children

The Harry Long Award recognizes outstanding SGO Members for their contributions to multidisciplinary mentorship, collegiality or teaching in the field of gynecologic oncology. This year, the Society acknowledges:

  • Gini Fleming, MD, University of Chicago
  • Gillian Monica Thomas, MD, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center

The Innovation Award honors individuals who have been exceptionally creative thinkers who significantly impacted the understanding of and/or approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of gynecologic cancers. This year, the Society acknowledges:

  • Susan Band Horwitz, PhD, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
  • William Patrick McGuire, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University

2016 SGO Presidential Abstract Award

Barbara S. Norquist, MD
Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:55 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center, Hall A

Mutations in homologous recombination genes and response to treatment in GOG 218: An NRG Oncology study

2015 Annual Meeting Awards

Presented by Richard R. Barakat, MD, 2014-2015 SGO President; and Nadeem Abu-Rustum, MD, 2015 Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair.

2015 Annual Meeting Best Scientific Plenary Abstract:
A Phase III randomized controlled clinical trial of carboplatin and paclitaxel alone or in combination with bevacizumab followed by bevacizumab and secondary cytoreductive surgery in platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian, peritoneal primary and fallopian tube cancer

  • Robert L. Coleman, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2015 Annual Meeting Best Clinical Practice Poster:
Incidental uterine malignancy following laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy in a national cohort

  • Christina R. Washington, MD, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Annual Meeting Best Basic Science Poster:
Neratinib, an irreversible ErbB receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, shows efficacy in the treatment of HER2 amplified carcinosarcoma in vitro and in vivo

  • Carlton L. Schwab, MD, Yale University School Of Medicine, New Haven CT

2015 Annual Meeting Best Surgical Film:
Radical abdominal trachelectomy during pregnancy for stage IB1 cervical carcinoma

  • Alexandros Rodolakis, MD, PhD, Athens University, Athens, Greece

2016 Foundation for Women’s Cancer Research Grant Awards

The following awards will be presented Sunday, March 20, at 7:45a.m. – 8:00 a.m. right before Scientific Plenary IV: Genetic Risk Assessment.

Improving Outcomes in Gynecologic Oncology Patients Research and Education Award
These grants were made possible by a generous donation from the Gynecologic Oncology Group.

  • “Assessing ovarian cancer patients’ preferences for specific outcomes of treatment in the ASCO value framework,” Jonathan Foote, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • “Health-related quality of life among patients with gynecologic cancer: patient and provider perspectives on PROMIS integration in an outpatient clinic,” Gregory Gressel, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

ME STRONG Young Investigator’s Award
This grant was made possible by a generous donation from the ME STRONG Foundation.

  • “Human papillomavirus integration and clonality in precancerous cervical lesions,” Ann Van Arsdale, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY

Bruce Patsner Award for Innovative Research and Technology
This grant was made possible by a generous donation from Bruce Patsner, MD.

  • “A role for CCR2 blockade in combination with chemotherapy in ovarian cancer,” Ivy Wilkinson-Ryan, MD, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Wilma Williams Education and Clinical Research Award for Endometrial Cancer
These grants were made possible by a generous donation from Dr. James and Vicki Orr.

  • “Using the genomic profile of high intermediate risk endometrial cancer patients to differentiate patients at high risk of recurrence from the majority with low risk of recurrence,” Rebecca Arend, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • “Genomic profiling of lymph node metastases and their relationship with volume of endometrial cancer disease spread,” Stephanie Sullivan, MD, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC