Discovery to Cure
at Yale School of Medicine
7th Annual "Hedge" Golf Invitational 
Raises More than $400,000
From Left: Rob Citrone, Dr. Rutherford, Cindy Citrone, Troy Polamalu, Dr. Ratner, Stephanie Ercegovic

Thanks to the support of the hedge fund and financial services industries, the seventh annual "Hedge" golf invitational held on Monday, May 19 at the Country Club of Fairfield  was the most successful ever.  Proceeds support the research and patient well-being programs of Discovery to Cure and the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation's efforts to provide  scholarships and sports camps and to meet basic human needs in American Samoa.

The Citrone family generously underwrote all expenses so that one hundred percent of the proceeds were donated to these charitable causes. This financial support will be leveraged by the synergy the event generated between the two beneficiary organizations.  After viewing the Polamalu video documenting the basic healthcare needs of the American Samoan people, Drs. Rutherford and Ratner are planning a Discovery to Cure medical mission trip to the island. "There is no reason for people to suffer with diabetes and heart disease, which can be managed with the proper treatment and medications,"  said Dr. Rutherford.  "We can diagnose and treat them and leave each with a year's supply of medications.  We are excited about this opportunity to provide relief in American Samoa and  grateful for the ongoing partnership of the Citrone family and the hedge fund community in advancing the prevention and treatment of women's reproductive cancers."

Meet Alessandro Santin, MD
Dr. Santin is a skilled gynecologic oncologist and talented clinical scientist who has a strong background in training and mentoring talented young physician-scientists. Dr. Santin's research and clinical accomplishments have been published in high-impact journals in the cancer research field, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, 
PNAS and the Journal of Virology, while numerous additional publications have been reported in subspecialty journals.  
 Dr. Santin's translational research program in 
gynecologic tumors has been funded multiple times by federal agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as private national and international foundations. He is currently funded by NIH to evaluate
the underlying biological differences associated with racial disparities in the survival of women diagnosed with biologically aggressive endometrial cancers as well as the potential use of Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin (CPE) as a novel therapy against chemotherapy resistant ovarian 
tumors. His research program spans a range from basic studies in molecular cancer genetics and tumor immunology to translational clinical cancer research testing novel immunotherapeutic strategies and targeted compounds in vivo for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies.


Read more about Dr. Santin's research here
Read about Dr. Santin's research targeting uterine serous carcinoma here.
Pink Aid Awards Discovery to Cure $5,000 for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention
Discovery to Cure received a $5,000 grant from Pink Aid to fund its Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program, which couples outreach to women at high risk, with genetic testing and cutting edge cancer risk management. The ultimate goal is to prevent breast and ovarian cancer among those at high risk due to BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation.  Elena Ratner, MD and Erin Wysong Hofstatter, MD are the principle investigators. "We are very grateful for this grant which will allow us to provide genetic testing to high-risk, underserved women who otherwise could not afford it," said Dr. Ratner.  "We hope the grant also represents the start of a trend recognizing that these diseases run together and that effective prevention protocols can prevent both diseases and save lives." 


Wednesday, June 18

6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
284 York Street
New Haven




Saturday, June 21

 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

2630 Whitney Ave




Meredith Pacelli



 15% of Alex & Ani sales and 100% of happy hour proceeds benefit  



  Join us on 

Sunday, September 28 

for this walk to 

End Women's Cancers

Join Our Mailing List

Discovery to Cure advances the prevention, early detection and treatment of women's reproductive cancers.  


Would you like to get involved in the lifesaving work of
 Discovery to Cure?

We welcome volunteers to help us with special events and community outreach.

For more information 
please e-mail
To make a donation please click here.

Like us on Facebook! 

Please consider forwarding this e-mail to a friend.