Teri Woodhull was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2010. She has a long family history of breast cancer including her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and underwent a prophylactic mastectomy in 1993 because of her high risk. Unfortunately, what she and her doctors didn’t realize as the research on hereditary cancers evolved was that an inherited BRCA gene mutation also put her at high risk of developing ovarian cancer.
After her cancer diagnosis, she found MOCA and became an active volunteer and ardent financial supporter.
As someone who has personally benefited from participating in clinical trials Teri is particularly passionate about improving patient access to clinical trials. Her experience has been featured in numerous publications including CURE Magazine and the 2017 AACR Annual Cancer Progress Report. In September 2017 she represented patients as a featured speaker at the Washington DC Congressional Briefing on cancer research.
Teri is also the Board President for FORCE: Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered, represents women with ovarian cancer on two advisory panels and is a regular blog contributor for Globe-athon (an international effort to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers).
She lives in Minnetonka with her husband Duncan who is an active member of the Men of MOCA and their golden retriever, Bailey.