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MIOCA Announces Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Recipients

MIOCA Announces Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Recipients

March 3, 2015

MIOCA is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant awards.  MIOCA is committed to advocating for women and working for improved treatment outcomes. One way we further our mission is to fund innovative ovarian cancer research. In September, 2014, MIOCA donated $5,000 to the newly announced Ovarian Cancer Dream Team. This year, because of tremendous support from donors, MIOCA's Board of Directors is thrilled to provide $25,000 to fund research here in Michigan through the Geri Fournier Ovarian Cancer Research Grant awards.

Lan Gardner Coffman, M.D., PhD $10,000
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
University of Michigan Health System
Defining the origin and role of carcinoma-associated mesenchymal stem cells in the ovarian cancer microenvironment

Karen McLean, MD, PhD $10,000
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Translational Oncology Program
University of Michigan Heatlh System
Therapeutic Inhibition of the DEK Oncoprotein in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Ramandeep Rattan, PhD $5,000
Assistant Scientist,
Division Gynecologic Oncology
Henry Ford Hospital
A preclinical trial of olaparib and metformin in BRCA intact ovarian cancer mouse model

MIOCA wishes to thank these scientists and the other applicants for their efforts to discover ways in which ovarian cancer patients can be treated more successfully.

MIOCA thanks the Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation

MIOCA thanks the Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation

February 3, 2015

MIOCA is proud to announce that six women will receive funds from the Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation to attend Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. on March 9-10. One hundred women from across the country will meet with legislators to discuss the critical need for funding of ovarian cancer research and education programs. In total, ten women from Michigan will advocate on behalf of the many survivors in the state.  Janet Schuler, one of the award recipients, states, "I am so honored to have received one of the scholarships. It is really a tremendous gift which the Lori Haber Buckfire Foundation provides to us as survivors. I am excited to travel with other MIOCA supporters and to advocate in D.C." 

Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

January 5, 2015

Contact:  Pam Dahlmann

mioca.org@gmail.com

Join survivors, caregivers and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington, DC, to advocate for the programs and research that pave the way for better treatments for ovarian cancer. Your elected officials need to hear from YOU in 2015 to ensure that ovarian cancer research and education programs remain a Congressional priority.  Registration is free. Attendees are responsible for travel and lodging costs in Washington D.C. Don't miss out!  Registration closes January 31, 2015. Click here to register.  For help with travel and lodging expenses, please submit an application for the Lori Haber Buckfire Advocacy Travel Scholarship.  Completed applications are due by Sunday, January 25.