Our Mission Statement
Mission Statement of the Ovarian Cancer Institute: To develop innovative research leading to earlier detection and more effective control of ovarian cancer; to investigate newer modles of treatment; and to heighten women’s awareness of the symptoms of, and treatment options for, this disease.
At the Ovarian Cancer Institute, we are fiercely dedicated to ovarian cancer awareness and funding ovarian cancer prevention research. Our first-class research team includes world-renowned gynecologic oncologist Dr. Benedict Benigno and leading cancer researcher Dr. John McDonald. Often called a renegade, Dr. McDonald takes an “outside the box approach” to his work. He seeks out researchers from other disciplines – engineering, nanotechnology, medicine, computer science and chemistry – to see if their work could somehow apply to cancer research. This innovative fight to ovarian cancer research can only be provided at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where Dr. McDonald is a staff member.
Generous donations allow the research team to serve countless hours in a state-of-the-art research lab learning more about the disease state in its present form, and furthering the pursuit for ovarian cancer prevention research and testing. With the support of the Ovarian Cancer Institute, Dr. Benigno lectures the general public on how to take charge of their health and the importance of the BRCA gene. In addition, he authored “The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research.”
Our mission could not be fulfilled without the dedication and generosity of many outstanding community volunteers. They work tirelessly to publicly communicate the importance of ovarian cancer awareness, and to plan and execute events raising funds for ovarian cancer prevention research. Some of our events include: an elegant fall five course dinner at Bacchanalia with wine pairings and silent auction; a informative lectures with Dr. Benigno open to the general public; and Teal to Heal, a runway fashion show hosted and produced by Tootsies in Atlanta where ovarian cancer survivors “strut their stuff” as runway models to promote ovarian cancer awareness and funds are raised through tickets and clothing sales. To view a video of Teal to Heal click here.
To learn more about how we fulfill our mission, ovarian cancer awareness and how you can be a volunteer, contact the Ovarian Cancer Institute at 404-300-2997 or through our contact form.