Consider Participating in a Clinical Trial

April 13, 2016 6:14 pm

Clinical trials may be a good treatment option for some patients with cancer, but these trials can be difficult to understand. Dr. Susan Gubar, a retired professor of English at Indiana University and author of Memoir of a Debulked Woman, Read more

Ovarian Cancer: Please Don’t Say It Is Lethal

April 12, 2016 6:33 pm

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, there are so many feelings to experience that it’s difficult to put a name to them all. A regular listing of emotions stretches from upset, shocked and dismayed to scared and anxious.

After being told … Read more

Highlights from Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO 2016)

April 4, 2016 6:42 pm

Women’s cancer specialists from all over the world convened in San Diego in March to hear about the latest developments in women’s cancer research. This was the fifth SGO annual meeting I’ve attended over the past eight years, and the … Read more

Juggling Parenthood and Treatment: Tips for Making It Work

March 30, 2016 5:36 pm

You have cancer. Treatment is taking a toll on you physically, emotionally, and mentally. On any given day, you may be nauseous, tired, anxious, or scared. You would like to hide from the world, but you have children who need … Read more

Let’s Eradicate the “ISMS” In Ovarian Cancer Care

March 22, 2016 6:56 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

For 20 years teaching Literature and Women’s Studies courses in college, I recognized March as Women’s History month and African American History month. Having watched some of the 2016 presidential debates, I’ve been repulsed by the Xenophobic … Read more

6 Commonly Missed Signs Of Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer

March 14, 2016 7:18 pm

An estimated 22,280 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 14,240 women will die. Unfortunately, most women are not aware of the dangers or symptoms of ovarian cancer, and many realize they have … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Still Gets Shortchanged, Report Finds

March 3, 2016 7:53 pm

Ovarian cancer is being shortchanged in terms of medical attention and understanding, even though it’s one of the deadliest cancers there is, experts reported Wednesday. It’s still treated as a single cancer even though there are actually multiple types, many … Read more

Report Finds “Surprising Gaps” In What’s Known About Ovarian Cancer

March 3, 2016 6:38 pm

A government advisory board sounded an alarm Wednesday about ovarian cancer. Every year, more than 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with the disease, because it’s often caught too late, more than 14,000 die. Wednesday’s report found surprising … Read more

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