5 Details You Need To Know From This New Report On Ovarian Cancer

March 2, 2016 8:00 pm

Of all the “women’s cancers,” ovarian is among the most diabolical. A new, congressionally mandated report by the Institute of Medicine spells out, sometimes in unnerving detail, the challenges confronting researchers in understanding the disease and patients in getting good … Read more

Surgeon & Scientist Appointed Director Of Gynecologic Oncology

March 1, 2016 7:18 pm

Dr. Douglas Levine, a member of The Clearity Foundation’s scientific advisory board, will join NYU Medical Center as the Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Internationally renowned surgeon and scientist Douglas A. Levine, MD, FACOG, FACS, whose seminal biomarker research has helped … Read more

‘Cancer Survivor’ Taking on New Meaning for Patients

February 17, 2016 7:02 pm

Christine Bray, 36, of Northern Virginia, is happy to call herself a cancer survivor. Six years ago, at 30, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, she’s been through myriad treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. She’s seen her … Read more

Are We Closer to Screening Average-Risk Women for Ovarian Cancer?

February 9, 2016 7:44 pm

A worldwide effort is under way to find new methods to screen women with no known risk factors for ovarian cancer.The disease is often aggressive and progresses quickly; only 40 percent of women who have it survive more than five … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Has Common Symptoms, Difficult to Test For

February 8, 2016 7:29 pm

Brittany Burns, the fiancée of Buffalo Bills linebacker Tony Steward, died Tuesday of ovarian cancer. She was 26, and died less than two months after she began fighting the disease. Ovarian cancer has vague but important symptoms to look for.… Read more

How To Achieve Quantum Leaps In Cancer Research And Treatment

January 27, 2016 6:15 pm

We are very pleased that President Obama called for a new national initiative in cancer research, to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Mr. Biden said he’s looking for … Read more

When Cancer Is A Teaching Experience

January 21, 2016 8:46 pm

For the first chunk of her adult life, Peg Ford had plenty of jobs. Secretary for the Toronto Maple Leafs ice-hockey team. Administrative assistant for a mortgage banking company. Freelance public-relations and marketing consultant. Then she was diagnosed with ovarian … Read more

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