In Battle Against Ovarian Cancer, A New Focus on Fallopian Tubes

December 23, 2016 5:45 pm

Two thin tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus have assumed an outsize role in the battle against ovarian cancer. Research increasingly points to the likelihood that some of the most aggressive ovarian cancers originate in the fallopian tubes. … Read more

A 23-Year-Old Bodybuilder Is Being Ravaged By Ovarian Cancer — And Instagramming It

December 21, 2016 6:58 pm

Three weeks before her wedding day, Cheyann Shaw uploaded a video to YouTube, a space the fitness fanatic regularly filled with workout clips and health tips. But this time was different: She was now using the social video platform for … Read more

FDA Approves Rucaparib and Genetic Test in Advanced Deleterious BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancer

December 20, 2016 6:45 pm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted accelerated approval to rucaparib (Rubraca) to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a specific gene mutation (deleterious BRCARead more

In 2017, I Resolve to Move Forward

December 16, 2016 5:59 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

As an amateur artist who paints to heal, I see the various stages I’ve been through in my ovarian cancer journey hanging on the walls surrounding me. Some paintings are full of joy as when I first … Read more

14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Cast In San Diego Theater’s Ballet

December 14, 2016 7:19 pm

A 14-year-old cancer survivor was cast in her dream role this holiday season only a year after the disease had dashed her hopes to perform as Clara in the Christmas classic The Nutcracker. Caitlyn Feddock, who will perform the role … Read more

Research & Awareness Key To Improving Ovarian Cancer Survivor Rates

December 12, 2016 10:22 pm

Delivering bad news to a patient is one of the toughest parts of being a medical professional. As an ob/gyn, whenever I had a patient that showed signs of ovarian, cervical or uterine cancer, it was my responsibility to inform … Read more

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