One Patient Changed This Oncologist’s View of Hope. Here’s How.

June 12, 2024 9:00 am

By Sharon Worcester, MA

CHICAGO — Carlos, a 21-year-old, lay in a hospital bed, barely clinging to life. Following a stem cell transplant for leukemia, Carlos had developed a life-threatening case of graft-vs-host disease.

But Carlos’ mother had faith.

“I … Read more

Achieving High-Quality Care for Patients With Ovarian Cancer

June 10, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: This article highlights that some people with ovarian cancer who live in certain geographic locations, like rural areas, may get treated at centers with less experience treating ovarian cancer and/or fewer resources to support whole-person needs. Clearity offers Read more

Study reveals no survival benefit from systemic therapy in very advanced solid tumors

May 17, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: Clearity knows that making decisions about continuing treatment when facing advanced ovarian cancer is complicated. Given the difficulty of these decisions, this article suggests having goals-of-care conversations with your medical providers when deciding whether or not to continue Read more

New Approach May Help People with Cancer Better Manage Depression, Pain, and Fatigue

May 14, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity offers emotional support to individuals with ovarian cancer through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Counselors may be Read more

LGBTQ+ Voices: Listening to Sexual and Gender Minority People Affected by Cancer

May 1, 2024 9:00 am

by Edward Winstead

This story has an accompanying Q&A with Dr. Gwendolyn Quinn, Ph.D., of the New York University Perlmutter Cancer Center, on some of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ people with cancer and ways to address them.

After surgery … Read more

Stress-Induced Immune Changes May Help Cancer Spread

April 2, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: This article highlights the importance of learning ways to cope with and manage stress after an ovarian cancer diagnosis. The study, performed only on mice, suggests that there may be a link between overproduction of stress hormones and Read more

Psilocybin May Help Ease Depression in Cancer Patients

In small trial, half had early remission of depressive symptoms after psilocybin-assisted therapy

December 18, 2023 9:00 am

By Diana Swift

Psilocybin-assisted therapy in a group setting was safe and appeared effective in patients with cancer and depression, according to a small, phase II, open‐label trial.

After one dose of psilocybin among 30 patients, depression severity scores dropped … Read more

Virtual Mind–Body Fitness Classes Show Unexpected Benefit in People with Cancer

December 15, 2023 9:00 am

By Edward Winstead

For people being treated for cancer, participating in virtual mind–body fitness classes may have important benefits, such as reducing the risk of being hospitalized for treatment-related problems, according to results from a clinical trial.

In the trial, … Read more

From diagnosis through survivorship: Mindfulness can help people cope with cancer

Research has shown mindful meditation can reduce stress, relieve pain.

November 29, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers psychosocial support to caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with caring for a loved one with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Read more

The Search for Joy and Meaning — Continuing the Conversation with Karin and Buck

November 22, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers emotional support to people with ovarian cancer and their caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal, one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with life with ovarian cancer, our team of OC Read more

Survey Finds Gaps in Care for Patients With Slow-Growing Ovarian Cancer

November 9, 2023 9:00 am

By Mary Caffrey

Delayed diagnoses. Symptoms that are dismissed or misinterpreted. Feelings of anxiety because no one can offer a clear explanation for their condition.

These are just some of the experiences of women who have low-grade serous ovarian cancer … Read more

Study Finds Shortcomings in Monitoring Caregivers’ Emotional Health

October 27, 2023 4:58 pm

By Sharon Reynolds

Clearity offers psychosocial support to caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with caring for a loved one with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our Read more

Integrating Acupuncture Into a Cancer Treatment Plan

September 27, 2023 9:00 am

Key Points:

  • Acupuncture is a medical technique rooted in Chinese medicine that has beenused for millennia to improve health and well-being.
  • Despite growing interest and increasing evidence for its effectiveness in reducing symptom burden, the use of acupuncture remains low
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New Integrative Oncology Guidelines Provide Patients More Control Over Their Care

September 14, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Counselors can help Read more

Experts urge study of psilocybin, other psychedelics for cancer-related distress

August 17, 2023 9:00 am

The prevalence of distress among women with late-stage gynecologic cancers calls for well-designed studies to assess the safety and efficacy of psychedelics for this patient population, according to authors of a published commentary.

Psychedelics — specifically psilocybin — have shown … Read more

Survey Details Concerns, Priorities of Women With Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2023 9:00 am

By Gianna Melillo

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC

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Financial Navigation Can Reduce the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care

April 21, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: Ask your health care team if they have a social worker, financial navigator, patient navigator, or nurse navigator who can help you manage the financial impacts of cancer. See Clearity’s Information and Support Resources for national organizations that Read more

1 in 4 patients at gynecologic oncology clinic lack adequate cancer health literacy

March 29, 2023 9:55 am

by Matthew Shinkle

One of every four patients with a gynecologic oncology office visit had inadequate levels of cancer health literacy, according to data presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

Researchers found racial and ethnic … Read more

Ovarian Cancer in Black and African American Communities

February 3, 2023 3:10 pm

Ovarian cancer outcomes are less positive for Black and African American persons compared to other communities, but the reasons why are not entirely clear. Anne Mette Buhl, PhD, Director of Science and Clinical Trials, from The Clearity Foundation, recently contributed Read more

Study yields insights into patient perceptions of cancer clinical trial benefits, burdens

February 1, 2023 2:09 pm

by Jennifer Byrne

Patient withdrawal from cancer clinical trials can result in systematic bias, insufficiently powered studies and a loss of valuable scientific knowledge, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

Although increased attention has been paid to … Read more