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
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."