The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund (the JWS Endowment) supports projects that are in alignment with the organization’s mission and purpose
- Increase public awareness of the symptoms and early detection of ovarian cancer;
- Support ovarian cancer research; and
- Support programs to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of health care.
Cancer Survivorship Center Able toExpand Services With Funds From JWS Fund
JWS Fund Supports Research
Examining Resistant Tumors
Not much is known about why normal cells in a body suddenly become malignant and lost their regulatory control. That’s what cancer is — uncontrolled cellular growth.
When cancerous cells are detected, traditional treatments may include surgery (the removal of cancerous tissue), chemotherapy, which is designed to kill as many cancerous cells as possible, and the use of drug inhibitors, which prevent the growth of tumors.
Origin of Ovarian Tumors
Study Supported by JWS Fund
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund recently made a grant (Summer 2015) to a promising research project headed by Joanna Burdette, Ph.D., associate professor and associate dean for research, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago.
JWS Fund Hosts Community Awareness
Meetings on Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors
The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund occasionally hosts free community awareness meetings in which a panel of doctors discuss risk factors, early detection and the link between ovarian and breast cancers. The meetings allow for open dialog between the experts and attendees and are tailored to meet women’s specific needs.
Please join us on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7 PM for a creative, casual evening at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Ave., Evanston,.. Read More »
The “Julie Award” is presented annually at Advocate Lutheran General..
April 20, 2018
Normally, bloating (when your belly inflates and you feel uncomfortable)..
March 15, 2018
Supporting the findings of researcher Joanna Burdette, Ph.D., University of..
March 7, 2018