Mission: To save lives and reduce suffering through improved treatment, early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.
Programs: In 2016 the rivkin center funded 10 pilot studies at $75,000 each; 4 scholar awards at $60,000 each, 2 bridge fund awards at $30,000 each and one challenge grant at $75,000. We also funded the specialized programs of cancer excellence project in 2016 at $20,000 after successfully migrating the early detection screening program into the swedish cancer institute.
in 2016 the rivkin center merged cancan health into the organization. This was a team of two people along with 20 instructors and survivors who provided an ovarian and breast health information seminar. Events were held on college campuses, corporate locations and community centers. During 2016, we educated over 6,000 women at over 100 parties.
in 2016, we hosted the 11th biannual ovarian cancer symposium at the university of washington. Over 300 researchers and scientists attended the two and one half day symposium at the uw.