Woman Who Fought Ovarian Cancer Urges Others To Spread Awareness

January 11, 2016 6:33 pm

When Erin Barrett was 36 weeks pregnant, she woke one night feeling incredibly ill. After trips to the emergency room and a hospital stay, her doctors scheduled an ultrasound and discovered a surprise.

Nestled behind her ribs was a mass … Read more

2016 Program Project Development Award Recipient

January 6, 2016 9:22 pm

The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair, Dr. Beth Karlan of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Program Project Development Award. She submitted her work on the ‘Co-Evolution of Read more

F.D.A. Regulator, Widowed by Cancer, Helps Speed Drug Approval

January 5, 2016 9:37 pm

Mary Pazdur had exhausted the usual drugs for ovarian cancer, and with her tumors growing and her condition deteriorating, her last hope seemed to be an experimental compound that had yet to be approved by federal regulators.

So she appealed … Read more

What Women Need to Know about Ovarian Cancer

January 2, 2016 7:36 pm

What have you learned about ovarian cancer? In this webinar, presented by Mayo clinic cancer specialists, there is a discussion about the signs and symptoms that would women and those close to them should know about.

Gynecologic cancer specialists Jamie … Read more

Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer May Become Possible

December 28, 2015 7:21 pm

A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday.

The findings come from a 14-year study of … Read more

Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

December 10, 2015 8:50 pm

Research shows that feeling grateful doesn’t just make you feel good. It also helps — literally helps — the heart.

A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the … Read more

Having Ovarian Cancer Is Like Performing in a Circus

December 2, 2015 7:15 pm

Imagine having no symptoms other than 2 tiny spots of postmenopausal bleeding a month apart. I called my gynecologist, who ordered a vaginal ultrasound, and I was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer (meaning it had spread outside the abdominal … Read more

Knowing About Ovarian Cancer May Save Your Life!

December 1, 2015 8:03 pm

Suppose the mammography had never been invented—how much would we know today about breast cancer? Without it, how many more women might have died from breast cancer? Unlike mammography, no routine test, such as a Pap smear, can yet detect … Read more

What I’m Grateful For, Thanksgiving 2015

November 24, 2015 10:51 pm

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Annette McElhiney, ovarian cancer survivor and advocate, has much to be thankful for this year and every year. She wrote a post for the Clearity Portal. Read an excerpt below.

I’m grateful to … Read more

Novel Clinical Trial Designs Match Drugs to Patient’s Tumor Profiles

September 1, 2014 8:07 pm

By: Cory Bentley, PhD

Bringing new treatments to ovarian cancer patients is very challenging.  There are not as many patients diagnosed with this cancer as there are with other cancer types, such as breast, lung and colorectal, so there are … Read more

Eligibility Criteria in Clinical Trials: PARP Inhibitors

July 1, 2013 7:59 pm

By: Cory Bentley, PhD

Clearity first reported on drugs inhibiting PARP (Poly-ADP ribose polymerase), an important enzyme for tumor cell proliferation and survival, in its September 2010 patient newsletter.  At that time, PARP inhibitors were just entering clinical trials and

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CA125 Becomes a Target for Destruction of Ovarian Cancer by Phase I Drug

May 1, 2013 7:50 pm

By: Cory Bentley, PhD

Most ovarian cancer patients have become familiar with CA125 blood level monitoring, but trial drug DMUC5754A from Genentech puts a new twist on this familiar blood marker of advanced ovarian cancer. CA125 (cancer antigen 125) also … Read more