And finding hope.
Research into gynecologic cancer is an important part of our mission. Every day, we’re working toward discoveries that will make a difference in the way women’s cancers are diagnosed, treated – and most importantly - overcome.
In addition to conducting our own in-house research, we strive to keep the lines of communication open between universities, pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations that share our passion for conquering women’s cancer. After all, by sharing information and working together, we can accomplish even more.
It’s difficult work, but we’re dedicated to it. And we’ve already made amazing strides on a number of fronts:
Basic Science Research
Where does cancer come from? It’s a good question, and the answer isn’t always simple. But to most effectively treat cancer, we must understand its origin on a molecular level. At WORD, we sponsor research that’s unraveling the mystery. We’re also working to ensure that new discoveries are parlayed into meaningful changes in patient care.
For over a decade, researchers associated with WORD have been working to create an extensive tissue bank (an annotated library of tissue specimens from patients with gynecologic cancers). Cancerous tissue is a key component of meaningful research, and medical professionals around the world desperately need more samples.
To learn more about our tissue bank efforts, Click Here.
Communication and Education
In the end, breakthroughs in cancer research are meaningless if they fail to save lives and improve care. That’s precisely why WORD works to inform women, their physicians, and others in the medical community about the latest news from the research front.
Through comprehensive resources like this web site, we provide women and their families with critical information about gynecologic cancers. But that’s just the beginning. We’re also dedicated to understanding how women access, share, and use the information we provide. In all our materials, women are encouraged to engage in discussions and provide feedback, which we use to improve our communication efforts.
Participating in clinical research may be the single most effective way to join the fight against gynecologic cancer. Some women choose to participate in memory of a loved one. Others participate as sign of solidarity for a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Regardless of the reason you take part, you’ll make a very real difference in the fight against women’s cancer. You’ll also receive the highest standard of care while helping researchers determine new best practices.Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 16:43