The funds will support the research team of Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump.

Dr. David Black, center, with Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump, left, and Dr. Paola Gehrig, right.

Dr. David Black visited the UNC Gynecologic Oncology team Sept. 15 to present them with a $25,000 check in support of Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump’s research in endometrial cancer.

Dr. Black lost his wife Becky Black to endometrial cancer in 2013, and has since raised money and awareness to support research that will benefit women and families affected by this disease.

Becky her received treatment at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where many of our UNC OB-GYN gynecologic oncologists are also members. Dr. Black said the care his wife received from Dr. Paola Gehrig, division chief for UNC Gynecologic Oncology, made a lasting impact. Read more about the Becky Black Memorial Fund, and read Dr. Black’s blog about the visit here.

“It seemed only appropriate to start this fund as a way to honor Becky’s memory and to thank UNC in Chapel Hill for their excellent care of Becky for four-and-a-half years. Well, it is with great joy and excitement that I can announce that we have finished our task,” Dr. Black wrote in his blog. “Today the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center received a check for $25,000, earmarked for the cutting-edge research on endometrial cancer that Vickie Bae-Jump is doing in her lab.”


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