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

PARP Inhibitor Broadly Active in Ovarian Cancer

October 13, 2016 7:24 pm

Maintenance therapy with a PARP inhibitor led to significant prolongation of progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, a large placebo-controlled trial showed.

Median PFS approached 2 years in patients treated with niraparib as compared with 5.5 … Read more

Recap: ‘Ask The Expert’ On Smart Patients

October 3, 2016 7:09 pm

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate, we hosted an “Ask the Expert” conversation in our ovarian cancer community. We invited Deb Zajchowski, Ph.D. to join us for a very informative and very collaborate discussion about ovarian cancer recurrence, … Read more

Oral Contraceptive Use Has Driven Down Ovarian Cancer Death Rates

September 29, 2016 8:12 pm

The birth control pill has not only granted women greater reproductive freedom, it may have also protected them against dying from ovarian cancer, suggests a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Oncology.

Researchers analyzed trends in ovarian cancer … Read more

Trial Shows Personalised Medicine Benefit In Cancer Patients

September 26, 2016 8:37 pm

A clinical trial involving patients with advanced cancers is the first of its kind to show the benefit precision medicine can have on delaying tumour recurrence.

Data from the Paris-based MOSCATO-01 study, presented at the Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy … Read more

One Season Or Experience Ends, and Another Begins

September 26, 2016 7:43 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Each of us wears a pair of glasses through the prism of which all things are viewed and interpreted. Having been diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2008, my glasses are forever skewed by that particular experience.… Read more