Clearity Foundation provides ovarian cancer patients and their physicians with Tumor Blueprints, allowing them to identify treatments that match their individual disease and may therefore be more effective than other options.
Our services are free of charge and include lab test coordination, Tumor Blueprint interpretation, and clinical trial identification. The cost of molecular testing can vary depending on your insurance.
For women with recurrent platinum-resistant or refractory ovarian cancer, currently available chemotherapy options are often ineffective. A targeted treatment specific to the tumor molecular profile may provide more clinical benefit than another line of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will not cover the cost of such agents until women have failed the list of chemotherapy drugs in the NCCN guidelines, and even in those cases, coverage for the off label use of these new drugs is variable. This means that women are often exposed to considerable toxicities with little, if any, benefit.
If a patient meets the eligibility criteria for this program and she and her physician agree to the specified requirements, The Clearity Foundation will subsidize the cost of certain molecular targeted agents that match her tumor profile.
Learn more about the Clearity Match Patient Assistance Program for Women with Recurrent Platinum Resistant Ovarian Cancers here.
We are committed to helping women with ovarian cancer make more informed treatment decisions regardless of their ability to pay. If you require financial assistance, you may be eligible for our grant process – Click here to access our Financial Assistance Form.
Our team will help you along your journey by providing information and support to enable you and your doctor to make the best treatment decisions for you. If you need assistance with other aspects of your medical care, the organizations listed below may also be able to help.
Patient Assistance Organizations
For more in-depth information about ovarian cancer, the following sites may be useful resources:
- National Cancer Institute (800-4-Cancer) — The NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
- MD Anderson Cancer Center (877-632-6789) — One of the largest cancer centers in the world who have been working to eliminate cancer for more than six decades. Their depth of experience contributes to every aspect of your care.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (866.788.6226) — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer.
- HealthCommunities.com (Click here) — A community of resources including news articles, information about cancer screening, healthy living guides, finding doctors, newsletter, tools and apps.
- 21st Century C.A.R.E. (888-850-1622) — Provides financial assistance, education and support.
- American Cancer Society (800-227-2345) — Navigation service offering support and identification of resources and assistance (including financial).
- Cancer Care (800-813-4673) — Offers free support, information, limited financial assistance, and practical assistance to people with cancer and their loved ones.
- Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC) (firstname.lastname@example.org) — A coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage financial challenges.
- Cancer Supportive Care — Provides drug assistance programs from pharmaceutical companies.
- Imerman Angels (877-274-5529) — Provides personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
- Lazarex Cancer Foundation (877-866-9523) — Supports all end stage cancer patients, provides financial assistance for FDA clinical trial participation, helps patients navigate clinical trial options, and provides community outreach and education.
- Livestrong Foundation (855-220-7777) — Provides one-on-one support, resources (including financial), clinical trial information, education, referrals, and counseling services.
- PearlPoint Cancer Support (877-467-1936) — A cancer care resource for adults, providing one-on-one guidance, education, and clinical trial awareness.
- NeedyMeds (800-503-6897) — An online information resource of programs that provide assistance to people who are unable to afford their medications and health care costs.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance (888-477-2669) — Matches patients without prescription drug coverage to programs offering free or low-cost prescription medicines.
- Support Connection, Inc. (800-532-4290) — Breast and ovarian cancer support group providing emotional, social, and educational support.
- Nine Girls Ask? (619-708-7891) — Nine Girls Ask? for a cure for ovarian cancer is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the unification of women to eradicate this “not so silent” disease and to help other women while experiencing their journey with ovarian cancer.