Avastin Gains Expanded FDA Approval for Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer

December 8, 2016 7:04 pm

Avastin (bevacizumab) gained an expanded FDA approval to treat patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer as a part of a combination regimen with chemotherapy followed by continued use of the angiogenesis inhibitor, according to the drug developer, Genentech.

The approval … Read more

Seven States Pass Some Form of Marijuana Legalization

December 5, 2016 10:30 pm

Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and North Dakota passed some form of marijuana legalization on Election Day 2016, potentially reducing barriers for patients with cancer hoping to use marijuana to relieve symptoms of pain or to increase appetite as … Read more

Treatment Advances in Ovarian Cancer and Other Gynecologic Malignancies

December 1, 2016 7:06 pm

There has been major progress in treating gynecologic malignancies in recent years, especially for ovarian cancer, says Douglas A. Levine, M.D., a member of The Clearity Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.

For example, PARP inhibition has gained impressive traction as a … Read more

PARP Inhibitor Shows Benefit in Ovarian Cancer

November 28, 2016 8:01 pm

Lynparza (olaparib) demonstrated improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared to the placebo arm for patients with ovarian cancer, according to findings from the phase 3 SOLO-2 trial. The single-agent PARP inhibitor was tested in the maintenance setting for patients with advanced … Read more

Expert Analyses How Stress Affects Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

November 17, 2016 6:47 pm

Stress and depression not only affect the quality of life of women with ovarian cancer, but it can also have a negative impact on their prognosis, according to Susan Lutgendorf, Ph.D., professor and Starch Faculty Fellow at the University of … Read more

How A Researcher Used Big Data To Beat Her Own Ovarian Cancer

November 14, 2016 3:32 am

Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps some are driven by pure curiosity or competition, while others have a personal interest in the topic at hand.… Read more

5 Lessons From An Ovarian Cancer Survivor

November 11, 2016 6:00 pm

In 1997 I was 27, happy, free, and traveling the world as a flight attendant. Newly married and ready to have a baby, I felt strong and invincible. My future was unfolding just as I expected it to. Until the … Read more

Cobie Smulders Pens Essay About Having Ovarian Cancer

November 7, 2016 7:54 pm

Cobie Smulders is encouraging young women everywhere to be proactive about their health by sharing her own story. The “How I Met Your Mother” actress talked about her experience with ovarian cancer in an emotional essay for Lenny Letter earlier … Read more

Webinar: Clinical Trials and Ovarian Cancer Treatment

November 1, 2016 6:52 pm

Annually, Support Connection, a a not-for-profit organization that provides emotional, social and educational support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer, hosts a webinar/teleconference.

In September 2015, our founder Dr. Laura Shawver hosted a webinar … Read more

What You Need To Know About The Claim Linking Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer

October 31, 2016 6:23 pm

As its name suggests, baby powder, a talcum powder blend that absorbs moisture and reduces chafing, used to be a common staple of diaper changing stations in homes all across America.

But Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the … Read more

Lessons In Living And Dying With Cancer

October 26, 2016 10:18 pm

On November 8th in Colorado, we will be voting on Proposition 106: Colorado End-of-Life Options Act, which is an act that allows individuals with a terminal illness to request from their physician and self-administer medical aid-in-dying medication. Needless to say, … Read more

Onion Compound Suppresses Ovarian Cancer Cell Proliferation

October 24, 2016 6:36 pm

Onions are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This pungent vegetable has previously been cited for its health benefits, including lowering risk of certain cancers and helping with depression. But now, a new study has found … Read more

NFL’s Breast Cancer Program Does Real Good

October 18, 2016 7:46 pm

Together with the NFL, the American Cancer Society is bringing breast cancer information and screening resources where they are needed most.

Regarding Dr. Marty Makary’s “The NFL’s Pink Publicity Stunt Isn’t About Fighting Cancer” (op-ed, Oct. 1): If you want … Read more