Thank you Value City Furniture, Swing Classic sponsors and our golfers for an incredible day of golf supporting endometrial cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Congratulations to our winning team, the Schottenstein Family!
Jay Schottenstein, Joey Schottenstein & Sons, Scott Weisman and Gerry Hammond (pictured with Coach Chris Holtmann above)
Second Place: VARGO Companies
Camillus Musselman, Randy Rosemeier, Ryan Rosemeier and Vicki Rosemeier
Third Place: Schottenstein Property Group
Dirk Green, Ben Kraner, Kyle Kraner, AJ Solomon and Brian Strayton
Endometrial cancer is one of the few cancers with both increasing incidence and death rates in the United States. Today, more than 61,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial (uterine) cancer annually across the U.S. with more than 17% of patients dying of the disease. Approximately 5% of all women with endometrial cancer are diagnosed due to the presence of an inherited condition known as Lynch syndrome. The lifetime risk for endometrial cancer for a woman with Lynch syndrome is 50%, which is 10 times higher than for a woman without Lynch syndrome. It is critically important that we escalate our efforts to understand this disease and develop new therapies to treat patients. However, only a limited number of scientists and research teams investigate endometrial cancer and get very little support from government agencies.
The Ohio State University is a leader in the efforts to research endometrial cancer and your gift will help us improve the detection and treatment of women with this disease. With your help, we can improve upon the current strategies for Lynch syndrome testing, develop tools to standardize communication efforts with at-risk family members, and reduce the cancer burden locally, statewide, and beyond.
Special thanks to our honorary co-chair, David Cohn, MD.