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 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
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
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
Statistically speaking, ovarian cancer is relatively rare: It represents just 1.3 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States each year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). But although its numbers are small, the fear factor for … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
My German maternal grandmother, Matie Frederika Liebe Carolina Block Eilers lived all her life on a farm in Missouri. At age 75, she mowed her yard with a push lawnmower and then drove herself to town where … Read more
Rachel Banov Gould was just 30 years old when she had an abnormal Pap smear, and a series of tests revealed cancerous cells in her cervix. It was February 2011, and she was newly married; she and her husband, Ben, … Read more
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
By: Annette McElhiney
My husband and I (married 54 years in January) have been through many health crises in our lives together. He has had 3 heart surgeries and now lives with stage 4 kidney disease. I soon will be … Read more
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
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
We are very pleased that President Obama called for a new national initiative in cancer research, to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Mr. Biden said he’s looking for … Read more
For the first chunk of her adult life, Peg Ford had plenty of jobs. Secretary for the Toronto Maple Leafs ice-hockey team. Administrative assistant for a mortgage banking company. Freelance public-relations and marketing consultant. Then she was diagnosed with ovarian … Read more
San Diego-based Illumina said Sunday that it’s embarking on a huge, years-long attempt to develop a simple blood test that can detect many types of cancer before a person begins to show signs of the disease.
Most of the work … Read more
Most experts believe that one important element of Vice President Biden’s cancer “moonshot” has to be a major database that researchers and clinicians can access to help them develop new therapies or treat patients.
Both the American Society of Clinical … Read more
At 20 years old, Cristalle Wang has endured what most grown women might never experience in their lifetime. Diagnosed with Stage 2 ovarian cancer when she was just 15, Ms Wang was given five months to live.
“When the doctor … Read more
When Erin Barrett was 36 weeks pregnant, she woke one night feeling incredibly ill. After trips to the emergency room and a hospital stay, her doctors scheduled an ultrasound and discovered a surprise.
Nestled behind her ribs was a mass … Read more
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
Mary Pazdur had exhausted the usual drugs for ovarian cancer, and with her tumors growing and her condition deteriorating, her last hope seemed to be an experimental compound that had yet to be approved by federal regulators.
So she appealed … Read more