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
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
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 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
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
— Risk especially high within the first year after cancer diagnosis
by Kristen Monaco
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 … Read more
by Teaganne Finn
Actor Patrick Dempsey, 56, has a warm message for all the cancer caregivers— take care of yourself, too. The Greys Anatomy star knows first hand how taxing it can be as a caregiver for a sick loved … Read more
by Jessica Nye, PhD
Left image: Eligibility and opportunity for participation in cancer clinical trials was found to be similar across race, level of disadvantage, and residential area. Source: Getty Images
Eligibility was not found to drive disparities in clinical … Read more
by Jordyn Sava
In the interview with Targeted Oncology, Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, MD, discusses the effects various insurance types have on the quality of care of patients with gynecologic cancers.Whether a patient with gynecologic cancer has insurance or is … Read more
by Jessica Nye, PhD
A systematic review found that fertility and parenthood were important and affected quality of life for young patients with gynecologic cancers; however, counseling and referral to fertility services is suboptimal. These findings were published in The … Read more
by Vicki Moore, PhD
A recent study evaluated the effects programs aimed at addressing food insecurity have on treatment outcomes for patients with cancer. Each intervention seemed beneficial, with a voucher-plus-pantry program appearing to be the most effective. The study’s … Read more
by University of Chicago Medical Center
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… Read more
PITTSBURGH – An online symptom management tool that harnesses the problem-solving benefits of expressive writing could help women with ovarian cancer better manage complex symptoms, according to a new study led by a University of Pittsburgh and UPMC nurse-scientist.
Published … Read more
By Kelly Irvin
Health care isn’t something that is done to you. You participate in it. You’re part of the team. If your team is letting you down, say so. If they don’t do better, consider seeking health care providers … Read more
By Jessica Nye, PhD
A cross-sectional study found that caregivers of patients with ovarian cancer were experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety which were affected by attachment avoidance. These findings were published in Current Oncology.
Caregivers are an important … Read more
By Ariana Pelosci
Women with gynecologic cancer who experience an improvement of social needs such as companionship and food insecurity could experience improved outcomes.
The identification of social needs and accompanying solutions could result in more actionable health care disparities … Read more
Luci Berardi had known for three months that something was wrong. As a yoga practitioner and instructor, she was very much in tune with her body, and the changes she was noticing were odd and disconcerting.
First there was the … Read more
October of 2019, I had my initial tumor removal via an oophorectomy. My oncologist was extremely empathetic and insisted that all measures would be taken to preserve my fertility given my age. However, on November 13, 2019, three weeks following … Read more