$400,000 awarded to Seattle ovarian cancer researchers

This week, funds began flowing to local cancer research institutions as part of a $1 million grant towards ovarian cancer research in the state, awarded last year by the Rivkin Center in Washington and the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund.

Fred Hutch Cancer Center and UW Medicine researchers, Holly Harris, MPH, ScD, and Elizabeth Swisher, MD are two local recipients. Swisher will be focused on identifying and overcoming barriers to complete genetic testing. Harris will be focused on launching the first large-scale analysis of people with endometriosis to identify traits that may lead to ovarian cancer development. 

David R. Byrd, MD, the chair of the CARE Fund board said, “Both the Rivkin Center and Andy Hill CARE Fund have a strong record of promoting cancer research. With the collaboration of these two organizations to invest in cancer research in Washington state, we are making history. We look forward to the results, which will improve the health of family members, friends, neighbors and communities.”

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