Dear SGNO Members and Friends
Thanksgiving is now behind us and hopefully many of us were able to reflect on our current
blessings. One of my blessings is being part of this wonderful organization. SGNO has
enabled me to meet wonderful peers throughout the country and exchange information valuable
both professionally and personally. SGNO has often revitalized me and helped confirm why I went
into this career. Here is a quote that seems appropriate.
"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person . Each of us
has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
-- Albert Schweitzer
We are fortunate in the United States to have access to amazing oncologists and cutting edge
research that we share at our SGNO conferences. The number of deaths worldwide is
increasing. This is predominantly a result of aging and growing populations so can be
misleading. When corrected to death by population size rates globally are slowly falling.
It is projected by the American Cancer Society that there will be over 22,240 new cases of
ovarian cancer and 14,070 ovarian cancer deaths in the United States in 2018. This accounts
for 2.5% of all female cancers but 5 % of deaths due to the low survival rates.
Globally, breast and cervical cancers are the leading cause of death for females.
I am hoping to see you all at the 36th Annual SGNO Symposium in Fort Worth ,Texas.
Kelly Crayton, the Program Chair, is putting together speakers to inform and revitalize you! We
will be posting the Daily Schedule on the SGNO website by February 2019.
The plan is to end our program each day by 3PM to enable you to do some sight seeing in
Fort Worth. The Longhorn Stockyard Historic Section has a must-see cattle drive at 4pm. You
can tour the historic section and follow it up with some dancing at the famous Billy Bobs . Also,
the only cowgirl museum in the United States is in Fort Worth!
Hope to see you all in Texas. Encourage your peers to join SGNO. We encourage new
members and anyone who has an interest in becoming a more active member, I will be more
than happy to talk to you.
Carol Prone RN,BSN