Virtual Patient Perspectives Roundtable
Patient Advocacy & Support in the Backdrop of COVID-19

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
View the recording of the session below.

Presenting Organizations:


This Virtual Roundtable—focused on gynecologic cancer patient advocacy and support—is an online version of the IGCS Patient Perspectives Roundtable Series. It is structured to adhere to the safety guidelines in place during the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing information gaps and needs and continuing the exchange of essential information in this constantly evolving environment.


Maurício Magalhães Costa
Member, IGCS Council
Member, National Academy of Medicine
President, Senologic International Society
Coordinator, Breast Unit of Americas Center of Oncology


Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans (ECANA)

Kemi M. Doll
Project Lead, ECANA
Gynecologic Oncologist
University of Washington

Margie Willis
Advocate, ECANA
Endometrial Cancer Survivor

SHARE Cancer Support (Breast, Ovarian, and Uterine)

Kitty Silverman
Uterine Cancer Program Coordinator, SHARE

Nefa-Tari Moore
Uterine Cancer Program Associate/Helpline Coordinator/Support Group Facilitator, SHARE
Ovarian & Uterine Cancer Survivor

Women4Cancer Early Detection & Treatment

Benda Kithaka
Co-Founder/Chair, Women4Cancer Early Detection & Treatment



About the IGCS Patient Perspectives Roundtable Series
During the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath, IGCS will continue to be a global source of education and resources, training, public awareness, and advocacy. Virtual Roundtables will

  • facilitate first-hand assessment of patient community needs and concerns
  • provide vetted information, assessments, and guidance from key opinion leaders and seasoned survivors/advocates
  • address current patient and wider community concerns through live responses to question posted online during the session
  • promote strategic conversations with health care and research communities around specific issues
  • assist all in coming to workable solutions and strategies for moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath

Each 60- to 90-minute session will cover a specific topic important to the gynecologic cancer patient communities maneuvering through the health and cancer care system during and after COVID-19 and will include IGCS key opinion leaders, patients-caregivers, and other stakeholders appropriate to the topic.

Previous Virtual Roundtable
Patient Care & Clinical Trials in the Midst of COVID-19
May 23, 2020
This event was supported by a grant from the GOG Foundation, Inc.
Upcoming Virtual Roundtable
More information on future roundtables is coming soon.