SGO Honors Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD, MHSc, for Accomplishments as President

Dr. Secord served as the 55th president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) from March 2023-March 2024. Her theme, "The Power of Shared Purpose: Transforming Gynecologic Cancer Care," focused on synergistically leveraging partnerships to prevent, overcome, and eradicate gynecologic cancers.

She is the recipient of the 2022 SGO Best Clinical Science Award for the abstract titled "Genomic Alterations, Molecularly Targeted Therapy and Race: Real World Data from the Endometrial Cancer Molecularly Targeted Therapy Consortium."

"At the 2024 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, we welcomed 3,353 participants from 36 countries to learn about the latest in research and care in gynecologic oncology. The 2024 meeting was record breaking for participation and attendance, as well as for the number of oral abstracts, late-breaking abstracts and science presented," she said. 

Gynecologic Oncology fellow Pamela Peters, MD (pictured, right), was honored as the recipient of the SGO 2023 Best Clinical Science Award for her abstract “Turning Up the Heat: Oncolytic Virus MEM-288 Induces Anti-tumoral Immune Response in Pre-Clinical Models of High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer.” Faculty Emma Rossi, MD (pictured, left), received the Surgical Mentor Award.

Rossi Peters SGO 2024

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Dr. Secord also worked closely with the Foundation for Women's Cancer (FWC) and Institute of Surgical Excellence to organize the Celebration of Champions fundraiser that raised over $155,000 for gynecologic cancer research and awareness.