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Seattle-Based Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research Appoints Nancy Sclater, Executive Director
Date:4/28/2008

SEATTLE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Saul Rivkin, M.D., announced today the appointment of Nancy Sclater as executive director of the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, a unique organization that partners with Swedish Medical Center and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

"We are thrilled that Nancy has joined our effort to help fund and fight the battle against ovarian cancer. Her leadership will be instrumental in furthering the Center's goals and in bringing together the best scientists and research to find a cure for this deadly disease," Dr. Rivkin said.

Sclater brings a depth of experience in the nonprofit sector where she promoted health-care initiatives and supported vulnerable populations. She has over 30 years experience of connecting people to support medical research. "My vision in accepting this 'challenge' is to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and much needed funding for research," Sclater said. She joins the Marsha Rivkin Center from Pinkerton Brown, an organizational management consulting firm.

In addition, Sclater is an active community member. She is currently president-elect for the Rotary Club of Seattle's Centennial Year. She has also served as a trustee on boards for various local non-profit organizations.

"I am inspired by Dr. Rivkin's commitment and compassion. I share his belief that ovarian cancer need not be the deadly disease it is today. I am committed to helping the Center develop early detection measures and secure the necessary funds for research efforts aimed at helping save thousands of lives," Sclater said.

For more information about the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research as well as its efforts and upcoming events, visit http://www.marsharivkin.org

About the Marsha Rivkin Center

Since its inception in 1996, the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research has been the catalyst for national and international research efforts aimed at finding solutions to ovarian cancer. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Marsha Rivkin Center looks beyond institutional boundaries and works collaboratively to find a cure for ovarian cancer. Founded by renowned Swedish Cancer Institute medical oncologist Saul Rivkin, M.D., in memory of his wife who succumbed to ovarian cancer, the Marsha Rivkin Center is a joint effort between Swedish and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Center is dedicated to saving lives and reducing suffering through improved treatment, early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer. Research funding from the Marsha Rivkin Center has provided the momentum to turn ovarian cancer pilot studies into nationally funded research initiatives at first-class research institutions.


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