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Angie Frederickson
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Drs. Jason and Shannon Westin

Drs. Jason and Shannon Westin (Photo: Hung Truong)

Drs. Jason and Shannon Westin (pictured) joined fellow supporters at the 11th annual Ovarcome gala at the Royal Sonesta Hotel to support research and advocacy efforts to fight ovarian cancer. Ovarcome founder, president, and chief executive officer Runsi Sen and advisory board members Drs. Anil Sood, Anirban Maitra, and Rob Coleman welcomed 250 guests donning black-tie attire with sneakers, as they joined together to “sneak up” on ovarian cancer. Ovarcomer (ovarian-cancer survivor) Mandi Chambless and oncologist Dr. Anne Alaniz, who recently scaled the Everest Base Camp to raise ovarian cancer awareness, were honored at the event. The highlight of the evening was the N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) band, a group of five gynecologic oncologists/musicians who travelled to Houston from all over the country to perform. The N.E.D. band has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Times, and released a documentary about their work. 

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