The Fletcher Endowment
Established to honor the memory of Patricia (Pat) Fletcher following her death in 1998, the Patricia Duniven Fletcher Distinguished Professorship in Gynecological Oncology provides ongoing support for clinical and basic science research activities at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Pat’s family, including husband Robert Fletcher and daughter Karen McCloskey, established the endowment to turn a personal family tragedy into an ongoing mission to make a difference in the lives of women battling gynecologic cancers.
“It is so gratifying to know that some of the experimental protocols used to treat my mom have ended up benefiting other patients long after her passing,” Ms. McCloskey said.
Generous gifts from families like the Fletchers have allowed UT Southwestern to remain at the forefront of cancer research and clinical care, helping us translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovative treatments that give patients and their families hope.