8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Ovarian Cancer

May 17, 2016 6:32 pm
“Ovarian cancer is the most feared gynecologic cancer,” says Teresa Diaz-Montes, MD, associate director of the Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Perhaps that’s for good reason: Often called the “silent killer,” the disease … Read more

Profile-Matched Patient Assistance and Clinical Trial Options

May 2, 2016 8:38 pm
Clearity has taken steps to help accelerate molecular matching by enabling women to access the drugs their physicians prescribe to treat their ovarian cancer. The pilot Clearity Match Patient Assistance program that was recently announced helps subsidize the cost of … Read more

Liz Tells You What You Need to Know

April 22, 2016 8:44 pm
Early detection saves lives. If you didn’t go to the grocery store in October or somehow managed to avoid the marketing genius of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, then this might be news to you. So here it is once … Read more

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

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

URGENT: Act Now to Ensure Full Funding for Ovarian Cancer Research

March 18, 2016 5:33 pm
Take Action by the end of the day on March 18th! We have just learned that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) is circulating a letter supporting critical funding for the National Cancer Institute and we need your help TODAY to help … 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

Ovarian Cancer Has Common Symptoms, Difficult to Test For

February 8, 2016 7:29 pm
Brittany Burns, the fiancée of Buffalo Bills linebacker Tony Steward, died Tuesday of ovarian cancer. She was 26, and died less than two months after she began fighting the disease. Ovarian cancer has vague but important symptoms to look for.… Read more

Another War On Cancer Really A ‘Moonshot?’

January 18, 2016 9:29 pm
President Nixon declared war on cancer declared war on cancer in 1971. In his 2016 State of The Union Address, President Obama set a goal of curing cancer. Nixon’s war on cancer produced major progress, but cancer is still with … Read more

2016 Program Project Development Award Recipient

January 6, 2016 9:22 pm
The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair, Dr. Beth Karlan of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Program Project Development Award. She submitted her work on the ‘Co-Evolution of … Read more

Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer May Become Possible

December 28, 2015 7:21 pm
A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday. The findings come from a 14-year study of … Read more

Why Are Many Women At Risk of Ovarian Cancer Not Aware Of It?

November 2, 2015 11:00 am
The statistics for ovarian cancer are frightening. Whereas early detection tests for breast cancer are relatively commonplace, 75-85% of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed only at a late stage, when the cancer has spread and prognosis is poor. More … Read more