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SGO Presents Its Awards for Best Gyn Oncology Papers

SGO Presents Its Awards for Best Gyn Oncology Papers

CHICAGO--The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) and the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) presented awards in four categories at the SGO's 27th annual meeting in New Orleans. The awards are funded by the GCF and were chosen from the more than 115 abstracts presented at the meeting.

The Best Science Award went to Pui Chun Cheng, MD, of the University of Southern California, for "Evidence that a locus which escapes X inactivation on chromosome XQ controls early ovarian tumorigenesis."

The President's Award for best all-around presentation went to Thomas Wright, MD, of Columbia University Department of Pathology for "Correlation between HPV type and clonal status of cervical intraepithelial lesions (SIL)."

The voting for best poster resulted in a tie, with awards going to Zhiqiang Zou, MD, of the NCI, for "HPV-16 E7 cannot transform embryonic mouse fibroblasts lacking the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor gene," and to Richard R. Barakat, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, for "The effect of adjuvant tamoxifen on the endometrium in women with breast cancer: An interim analysis of a prospective study."

The Fellow's Award for outstanding paper by a resident or fellow went to Jeffrey Skilling, MD, of the University of Iowa, for "An abundance of p53 null mutations in ovarian cancer."

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