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

FDA Warns Against Widely Used Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

September 19, 2016 5:09 pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned women and their doctors that current screening tests for ovarian cancer are unreliable and could lead to false diagnoses.

In a statement, the FDA said it was “especially concerned about delaying effective … Read more

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Should Know About Prevention

September 14, 2016 6:11 pm

For most women, the risk of developing ovarian cancer is low – only about 1.3 percent will get that diagnosis in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, however, ovarian cancer often isn’t caught at early stages, making … Read more

Can A Company Market A Screening Test If The FDA Says Women Shouldn’t Use It?

September 14, 2016 4:03 pm

It is fitting that a Food and Drug Administration alert this week about tests marketed for ovarian cancer screening came out in September, which President Bill Clinton declared in 1998 to be National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

The FDA’s “safety … Read more

Cancer Researchers: It’s Time To Pay More Attention To ‘Miracle’ Patients

September 5, 2016 6:00 pm

Call it luck — or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well to treatment that they survive forms … Read more

Will Liquid Biopsies Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors?

August 31, 2016 6:06 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Many factors contribute to ovarian cancer being such a difficult disease both to diagnose and to control. First, unlike breast cancer where mammograms can detect fully contained tumor, no specific test can detect the presence of ovarian … Read more

Gene Wilder’s Devotion To Raising Awareness For Ovarian Cancer

August 30, 2016 6:19 pm

On Monday, the devastating news broke that screen icon and comedy trailblazer Gene Wilder has passed away. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed to Variety that he died due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. As we pay tribute … Read more

What Is Altruism? Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares

August 24, 2016 1:33 am

When Sherry Pollex was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer at age 35, one doctor suggested she wouldn’t live more than a couple of years. But two years later, after beating that prognosis, she celebrated by launching — a … Read more