8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Ovarian Cancer

May 17, 2016 6:32 pm

“Ovarian cancer is the most feared gynecologic cancer,” says Teresa Diaz-Montes, MD, associate director of the Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Perhaps that’s for good reason: Often called the “silent killer,” the disease … Read more

Ovarian Cancer and Talc: Did Junk Science Cost Johnson & Johnson?

May 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it’s been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women’s ovarian cancers. The … Read more

Marijuana Benefits, Risks For Patients With Cancer Need More Study

May 9, 2016 8:13 pm

Even as an increasing number of states approve the use of medical marijuana, a review of medical literature and existing data finds that huge questions remain about its true benefits and risks for patients with cancer.Investigators found that … Read more

Scalp Cooling Safe, Long-term European Data Show

May 4, 2016 6:31 pm

For cancer patients undergoing alopecia-inducing chemotherapy, scalp cooling to reduce hair loss is safe, according to new research. “This is a treatment that women going into chemotherapy treatment need to know about,” said Mikel Ross, RN, BSN, from the Memorial … Read more

Profile-Matched Patient Assistance and Clinical Trial Options

May 2, 2016 8:38 pm

Clearity has taken steps to help accelerate molecular matching by enabling women to access the drugs their physicians prescribe to treat their ovarian cancer. The pilot Clearity Match Patient Assistance program that was recently announced helps subsidize the cost of … Read more

Clearity’s Precision Medicine Symposium Demonstrates Sea Change in Personalized Ovarian Cancer Treatment

May 2, 2016 8:38 pm

By: Cory Bentley, PhD

The Society for Gynecological Oncology (SGO) Meeting this March in San Diego brought together physicians and scientists from all over the world to share the latest research, treatments, and thinking in gynecological cancers including ovarian. Clearity … Read more

Biden Discusses Future Of Cancer Research In New Orleans

April 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Three years ago, Vice President Joe Biden was sitting with President Xi Jinping of China in an empty restaurant in the city of Chengdu. Speaking through a translator, Xi asked him whether he could “define America.” Biden told Xi he … Read more

Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial

April 13, 2016 6:14 pm

Clinical trials may be a good treatment option for some patients with cancer, but these trials can be difficult to understand. Dr. Susan Gubar, a retired professor of English at Indiana University and author of Memoir of a Debulked Woman, Read more

Ovarian Cancer: Please Don’t Say It Is Lethal

April 12, 2016 6:33 pm

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, there are so many feelings to experience that it’s difficult to put a name to them all. A regular listing of emotions stretches from upset, shocked and dismayed to scared and anxious.

After being told … Read more

Highlights from Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO 2016)

April 4, 2016 6:42 pm

Women’s cancer specialists from all over the world convened in San Diego in March to hear about the latest developments in women’s cancer research. This was the fifth SGO annual meeting I’ve attended over the past eight years, and the … Read more

Juggling Parenthood and Treatment: Tips for Making It Work

March 30, 2016 5:36 pm

You have cancer. Treatment is taking a toll on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. On any given day, you may be nauseous, tired, anxious, or scared. You would like to hide from the world, but you have children who need … Read more

Let’s Eradicate the “ISMS” In Ovarian Cancer Care

March 22, 2016 6:56 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

For 20 years teaching Literature and Women’s Studies courses in college, I recognized March as Women’s History month and African American History month. Having watched some of the 2016 presidential debates, I’ve been repulsed by the Xenophobic … Read more