The KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Matthew Anderson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, a $50,000 grant to look at new ways to prevent and detect ovarian cancer earlier.
With the funding, Anderson will study how viral or other infections of the distal fallopian tube contribute to early events causing ovarian cancer.
Anderson was presented with a check from the Foundation in a special ceremony at Baylor on Oct. 22. Attending the ceremony were Anderson; Dr. Paul Klotman, president & CEO and executive dean of Baylor, Michelle Wittenburg, president of the Foundation; Texas State Representative Kyle Kacal, trustee of the Foundation; Amy Kacal Coiner, trustee of the Foundation and Texas State Representative Ken King, also a trustee of the Foundation.
The KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 2014 by Texas State Representatives Ken King and Kyle Kacal in honor of their mothers who both lost their battles with ovarian cancer.