It can be frightening to think about the future. People diagnosed with cancer may wonder whether they even have a future—and if so, how long it might last. Many with cancer say they are unwilling to buy a new coat … Read more
At 20 years old, Cristalle Wang has endured what most grown women might never experience in their lifetime. Diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer when she was just 15, Ms Wang was given five months to live.
“When the doctor … Read more
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
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
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 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
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a new beginning” – T.S. Elliot
As 2015 recedes and 2016 spreads before us, each of … Read more
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
I just lost another fellow ovarian cancer survivor this week. She only lived 18 months after being diagnosed and had little in the way of any remission. After 7 1/2 years, my e-mail address book is full of addresses whose … Read more
If you’ve ever served Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter, rung the bell for the Salvation Army, or written a check to a favorite charity, you probably recall the calm glow of satisfaction social scientists call the “helper’s high.” But … Read more
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
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
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 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
In 2010, Annette McElhiney discovered the Clearity Foundation in her research after she was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer.
Five years later, Annette is an ovarian cancer survivor and advocate who continuously shares her story and artwork with the … Read more
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
By Gordon Parry, PhD & Cory Bentley, PhD
The human immune system is very powerful. Successfully harnessing the immune system to destroy tumors, cancer immunotherapy, has been a dream of many oncologists. Cancer immunotherapy has become a reality with … Read more
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… Read more
By: Evan Friend, MD
The concept of maintenance therapy is based on the idea that by continuing treatment, patients will delay the time to subsequent recurrence or progression of the disease. Whether or not this therapy will lead to improved … Read more
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