On March 7, 2009, the UCCRF’s Auxiliary Board members and their friend stepped out to enjoy All that Jazz add raise $129,000 to support the exciting and promising work of three doctors: Drs. Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS, and Tara Henderson, MD, MPH. Dr. Lengyel is dedicated to furthering understanding of ovarian cancer growth and metastasis. Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic tumors and is the 5th leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. Dr. Volchenboum is an expert in pediatric cancers. His special interest is in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system. Dr. Henderson is also involved in pediatric oncology. Her primary focus is in screening for second cancers following childhood cancer. Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing secondary cancers, due in part, to exposure to radiotherapy.

The members of the Auxiliary Board

The event supported three physician scientists who are pursuing promising paths of discovery. The three (from left to right) are Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, Sam Volchenboum, MD, PhD, BS, and Tara Henderson, MD, MPH. Standing with the three researchers are (from right to left) Mary Ellen Connellan, MA, UCCRF Executive Director of the UCCRF, and Michelle M. Le Beau, PhD, Director of the UCCRC.

Cathy Pratt, (from left to right, Margo Calvetti Frost, and Nancy Napalo

Raj and Nancy Gupta