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Below the Belt Stride and Thrive 5K Race

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual Below the Belt Stride and Thrive event this past May 2017 at Goucher College in Baltimore. Approximately $70,000 was raised to help support:

  • Innovative gynecologic cancer trials and immune therapies
  • Local care and support groups for local cancer survivors
  • Women to Women survivorship mentoring program
  • The Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center survivorship conference

Missed the race? Watch a recap of our inaugural 2016 race or learn how you can make a gift to continue to support research efforts and the Kelly Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Center.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 race!

Gynecologic Oncology Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Conference

On September 23, 2017, the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service hosted the second Gynecologic Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Conference.

This full day event, held every 2 years, features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and break-out sessions geared toward cancer survivors and their families. Session topics range from general health and wellness to medical advancements in treatment and fertility preservation.

Hear our director Amanda Fader describe how these conferences help empower cancer survivors to live their best lives.

Recent News Stories

September 2017

After Public Battle with Cervical Cancer, Nashville Singer Jessi Zazu Dies at 28

NPR’s Andrew Limbong remembers Jessi Zazu, Nashville-based singer who died at 28 from cervical cancer. Kimberly Levinson, M.D., M.P.H., expert in the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, explains HPV-caused cervical cancer is preventable and stresses the importance of vaccination.

December 2016

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ HCAHPS Scores Among the Highest in the Nation

The HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey is given each year at hospitals around the country to ensure that patients' needs are being met. We are proud to announce that the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service and the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics have HCAHPS scores ranking among the highest in the nation.

September 2016

Gynecologic Cancers: Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Learn about the latest advances in prevention, detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers to help protect you and your loved ones.

June 2016

Ovarian Cancer: HMT Extends Survival

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, a study was presented showing that hormonal maintenance therapy in women with certain stages of ovarian or peritoneal cancer saw a significant improvement in survival. MedPage Today spoke with physicians, including Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., about these results and how there is a need for more customized cancer treatments.

May 2016

Health Watch for Below the Belt Cancers

Rebecca Stone, M.D., discusses risk factors and treatment for "below the belt" cancers that afflict women — ovarian, fallopian tube, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar. She also discusses with Fox's Baltimore affiliate the Stride and Thrive Below the Belt 5K/1K Run/Walk that will be hosted on May 15, 2016 by the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.

April 2016

7 Signs of Ovarian Cancer You Might Be Ignoring

Ovarian cancer is known as a silent disease, but there are often signs leading up to diagnosis. Reader's Digest interviews physicians, including Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., about these signs and what you should look for.

March 2016

Morcellation, Cancer and Loss of Women's Choice

In this article, Medscape speaks with physicians, including Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., about evaluating minimally invasive morcellation.

January 2016

Study Finds Minority, Poor Women Not Getting Safer Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies

In a recent Johns Hopkins study led by Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., it was found that there are large racial and economic disparities present for women undergoing minimally invasive procedures. The Baltimore Sun spoke with Dr. Fader about this issue, as well as patients and other local physicians.

December 2015

Access to Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies Remains Persistently Limited for Cancer Patients Nationwide, Study Shows

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers, including Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, shows wide racial and economic disparities in access to minimally invasive hysterectomies for early uterine cancer in the United States.

The 2015 Survivorship Conference hosted by the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service.

September 2015

Johns Hopkins Hospital Hosts Gynecologic Cancer Conference

CBS News interviews Rebecca Stone, M.D., in a piece about the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service's 2015 Gynecologic Cancer Survivorship Conference.

13 Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs You Should Never Ignore

In this Fox News article, Edward Tanner, M.D., describes the most common signs of ovarian cancer and why it can be a difficult disease to diagnose.

May 2015

New HPV Vaccine Can Prevent 80% of Cervical Cancers

Yahoo Health interviews physicians, including Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., about the new HPV vaccine that offers additional protection against some forms of cervical cancer.

March 2015

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk and Debate over Preventive Surgery

Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., participated in a panel on The Diane Rehm Show regarding Angelina Jolie Pitt's New York Times opinion piece describing her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. The panel discussed the BRCA gene, the challenges genetic test results present and the efforts to stop breast and ovarian cancers before they start.

November 2014

Morcellation of Occult Malignancy

At the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver, Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., delivered a talk on Morcellation of Occult Malignancy during the session entitled Tackling Controversies and Optimizing Tissue Extraction Techniques in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery. This talk was presented at the General Session of this annual event.

The 2015 Survivorship Conference hosted by the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service.

July 2013

Awareness of Genetics, Ovarian Cancer Link Could Be a Lifesaver

In an interview with WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore, Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., discussed a very important women's health issue – awareness of 'below the belt' cancers such as cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer.

June 2013

More Women Removing Ovaries to Prevent Cancer

The Baltimore Sun discussed early stage ovarian cancer detection and the BRCA gene mutation with Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D.

April 2012

Cytoreductive Surgery interviewed Amanda Nickles Fader, M.D., about low grade and cytoreductive surgery and how her study on this topic could affect future treatments for women with low grade serous ovarian carcinoma.