PALB2 Linked to Increased Risk for Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic Cancer

January 8, 2020 10:00 am

By Christina Bennett, MS

Germline PALB2 pathogenic variants were associated with an increased risk for female breast cancer, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and pancreatic cancer, and these risks varied by age, according to data from an international study … Read more

Talc Powder Not Linked to Ovarian Cancer in Prospective Datasets

January 7, 2020 5:00 pm

By Ian Ingram

— With some 250,000 participants, study rules out all but smallest risk increases

New research on a quarter-million women from four U.S. cohorts found no significant association between ovarian cancer and the use of powder-based products in … Read more

Carmel Valley Doctor Joins Clearity Foundation Board in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

December 30, 2019 1:00 pm

By Jeanne Rawdin

“Elegant science” are not two words you hear put together very often. But for Carmel Valley resident Dr. Pamila Brar the phrase sums up her life’s career goals. Brar sees elegant science as “the promise of precision … Read more

Overcoming Appointment Anxiety

December 27, 2019 5:00 pm

This article discusses the anxiety that often surrounds routine appointments, as well as daily life, after a cancer diagnosis. Steps Through OC offers free, professional ovarian cancer counseling for women, families and caregivers coping with ovarian cancer. Our goal is Read more

Weekly Dose-Dense Chemo Not Recommended in First-Line Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Treatment

December 20, 2019 6:00 pm

By Matthew Fowler

Weekly dose-dense paclitaxel as a frontline treatment for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer was not found to significantly improve progression-free survival (PFS) compared to the standard 3-weekly chemotherapy, according to results from the ICON8 study published in … Read more

Endometriosis Appears to Have No Effect on Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But More Research Needed, Study Says

December 17, 2019 3:00 pm

By Marissa Wexler, MS

Endometriosis does not seem to significantly affect ovarian cancer prognosis and survival in patients of reproductive age, a small study suggests.

However, more research is needed to identify factors associated with the progression of endometriosis to … Read more

Small, Thin Metal Mesh Loaded With T Cells Shrinks Tumors in Ovarian Cancer Models

December 9, 2019 6:00 pm

What if a metal that’s already used to repair broken bones, straighten teeth and keep arteries from clogging could also be used to stop your cancer from spreading?

New findings published Dec. 9 in Nature Biomedical Engineering from scientists at … Read more

Claudia’s Story: Clearity Changed My Journey

November 26, 2019 6:00 am

Like many women, Claudia knew something wasn’t quite right when she began to experience an unusual pain in her pelvic area and excessive sweating while at work. Later in the night, she ended up in the hospital with emergency surgery, … Read more

The Important Lessons Learned from Cancer Caregivers

November 22, 2019 12:00 pm

This article shares important lessons for caregivers, on how to not only support their loved one, but themselves. At The Clearity Foundation, we provide support to women with ovarian cancer and their families. We understand that while taking care Read more

Barbara’s Story: Clearity Can Be our Home Away from Home

November 19, 2019 6:00 am

My name is Barbara Sanders. I’m 65 years old and live in San Diego, California. Today I enjoy all America’s Finest City has to offer including long hikes year-round, reading on the beach and boating with friends. But life wasn’t … Read more

Second Surgery for Many Ovarian Cancers Found Ineffective

November 14, 2019 5:00 pm

By Gene Emery

Going back into the operating room for surgery to help a woman whose ovarian cancer has reappeared may not help her live longer – instead, it might shorten her life, according to an international study of 485 … Read more

Alexis’ Story: Live Your Best Life

November 12, 2019 8:00 am

When I was a teenager, I found out that I had Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a hormonal disorder that can cause cysts on the ovaries, and I would often feel when I had cysts, and when they would … Read more

Steps Through OC Awarded the 2019 AONN+ Outstanding Poster Award for Exceptional Research in Navigation

November 7, 2019 5:00 pm

Photo: Marina Baroff, MPH, FACHE, Senior Director, Service Innovation
mbaroff@stepsthrough.org | www.stepsthrough.org

The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our new support program, Steps Through OC, has been selected for the 2019 AONN+ Outstanding Poster Award for Exceptional Read more

CA125 Test Detects Far More Ovarian Cancer Cases Than Thought

November 6, 2019 6:00 pm

By Liam Davenport

A blood test for detecting ovarian cancer is far more effective in the primary care setting than previously thought, say UK researchers, who suggest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines will need to be … Read more

Queency’s Story: Ovarian Cancer Never Crossed My Mind

November 5, 2019 8:00 am

When I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, I made the decision to share my story, not because it was glamorous, but in the hope that I could save a life. In February of 2018, after missing my period, I

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Say Something To Your Friend With Cancer

October 26, 2019 4:00 pm

By Martha Carlson

A single question acknowledging someone else’s experience can lift the heavy feeling of cancer isolation.

I’ve written before that, for me at least, there are really only two things that need to be said to someone with … Read more

Genetically Definable Subgroups of Cancers Sensitive to Treatment

October 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Precision oncology aims to use genetic features of a patient’s tumor to tailor anti-cancer therapy. DNA mutations in a drug target have provided a number of therapeutic opportunities; however, there are many cancer types that do not have obvious targetable … Read more

FDA Approves Zejula for Advanced Ovarian Cancer Subset

October 23, 2019 3:30 pm

By Jessica Skarzynski

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Zejula for patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer that have been treated with three or more prior chemotherapy regimens and whose cancer is associated with homologous Read more

Olaparib Plus Durvalumab Show Durable Activity in Germline BRCA+ Breast, Ovarian Cancer

October 11, 2019 5:00 pm

By Wayne Kuznar

The case for the combination of olaparib (Lynparza) and durvalumab (Imfinzi) in patients with metastatic breast cancer and relapsed ovarian cancer with germline BRCA mutations was strengthened based on the updated results from the phase I/II MEDIOLA, … Read more

‘Wild Idea’ Opens Possible New Frontier for Preventing Ovarian Cancer

October 9, 2019 3:00 pm

A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented.

The study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis … Read more