In May, 2016, Charlene’s Light proudly awarded $35,000 to University of Minnesota researcher Dr. Amy Skubitz. Her project title is “New Platform for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer”.

Dr. Skubitz is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, and Director of the Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program. Her studies of cell adhesion molecules and receptors laid the foundation for her current research into how ovarian cancer cells adhere to the extracellular matrix, to each other, and to cells that line the peritoneal cavity, which contains the ovaries.