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Goodbye Brain Fog! Strategies to Help Get Your Thinking Back on Track (March 22, 2017)

Have a Question about Cancer-Related Brain Fog? Ask the Expert! Live Web Chat Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00-5:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with neurocognitive expert Heather... Continue Reading

Lynparza Improves Progression-Free Survival in BRCA-Mutated Ovarian Cancer (March 21, 2017)

Results were recently presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in National Harbor, USA, demonstrating that Lynparza (olaparib) reduced the risk of platinum-sensitive,... Continue Reading

Newly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? 10 Must Read Empowered Patient Tips (March 15, 2017)

For many years ovarian cancer has been referred to as “the silent killer” due to its vague, ignored, or misdiagnosed symp­toms. Because of this and the lack of ear­ly-detection tools, ovarian cancer... Continue Reading

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response? (March 6, 2017)

A clinical study with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in a novel untried combination is the first ovarian cancer clinical trial to incorporate gut flora analysis.  Dr. Emese Zsiros, the study’s Principal... Continue Reading

Chemo-brain Among Women with Breast Cancer is Very Common (February 28, 2017)

The largest study to date of a condition known as “chemo-brain” shows that women with breast cancer report it’s a substantial problem after chemotherapy for as long as six months after treatment,... Continue Reading

Gradalis Announces a Novel Combination Study of Vigil® EATC in Women with Advanced Ovarian Cancer (January 11, 2017)

Gradalis, Inc. a clinical stage cellular immunotherapy company, developing Vigil® Engineered Autologous Tumor Cell (EATC) therapy, announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Genentech,... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Avastin® (Bevacizumab) Plus Chemotherapy for Treatment of Advanced Ovarian Cancer (January 4, 2017)

Genentech announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avastin® (bevacizumab) either in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel or in combination with carboplatin and gemcitabine... Continue Reading

Lynne Cohen Foundation: What an Incredible Year! (December 22, 2016)

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR! PREVENTIVE CARE CLINICS Our four Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Clinics feature multidisciplinary and personalized preventive care for over 9,500 women facing increased breast or... Continue Reading

Rubraca™ Is Granted Accelerated Approval for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Rubraca™ (rucaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 9, 2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed,... Continue Reading

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Lynne Cohen Foundation: What an Incredible Year! (December 22, 2016)

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR! PREVENTIVE CARE CLINICS Our four Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Clinics feature multidisciplinary and personalized preventive care for over 9,500 women facing increased breast or ovarian cancer risk. At each of our Preventive Care... Continue Reading

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests (October 6, 2016)

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most... Continue Reading

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women with Ovarian Cancer (September 26, 2016)

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID–The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community offers these women a safe, secure, and private online resource, where they can... Continue Reading

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September 15, 2016)

In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so, though the reason... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available (June 2, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a hereditary cancers expert, Kimberly... Continue Reading

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Stage I

Goodbye Brain Fog! Strategies to Help Get Your Thinking Back on Track (March 22, 2017)

Have a Question about Cancer-Related Brain Fog? Ask the Expert! Live Web Chat Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00-5:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with neurocognitive expert Heather Palmer, PhD. Cancer often causes changes in... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 31, 2016)

Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Treatment for ovarian cancer commonly involves surgery and/or chemotherapy. Researchers continue to study new approaches for... Continue Reading

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women with Ovarian Cancer (September 26, 2016)

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID–The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community offers these women a safe, secure, and private online resource, where they can... Continue Reading

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September 15, 2016)

In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so, though the reason... Continue Reading

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Underused in Ovarian Cancer (September 28, 2015)

The use of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy appears to be utilized in fewer than 50% of clinical practices, despite results indicating improved survival with its use in certain patients with ovarian cancer. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

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Stages II-IV

Goodbye Brain Fog! Strategies to Help Get Your Thinking Back on Track (March 22, 2017)

Have a Question about Cancer-Related Brain Fog? Ask the Expert! Live Web Chat Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00-5:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with neurocognitive expert Heather Palmer, PhD. Cancer often causes changes in... Continue Reading

Rubraca™ Is Granted Accelerated Approval for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Rubraca™ (rucaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a BRCA gene mutation. Each... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 9, 2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer.1 Results from... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 31, 2016)

Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Treatment for ovarian cancer commonly involves surgery and/or chemotherapy. Researchers continue to study new approaches for... Continue Reading

Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients (October 20, 2016)

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with chemotherapy. Tesaro... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

Goodbye Brain Fog! Strategies to Help Get Your Thinking Back on Track (March 22, 2017)

Have a Question about Cancer-Related Brain Fog? Ask the Expert! Live Web Chat Tuesday, March 28th, 4:00-5:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with neurocognitive expert Heather Palmer, PhD. Cancer often causes changes in... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 9, 2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer.1 Results from... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 31, 2016)

Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Treatment for ovarian cancer commonly involves surgery and/or chemotherapy. Researchers continue to study new approaches for... Continue Reading

Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients (October 20, 2016)

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with chemotherapy. Tesaro... Continue Reading

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women with Ovarian Cancer (September 26, 2016)

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID–The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) now offers a specialized social network for women with ovarian cancer. The NOCC CancerConnect Community offers these women a safe, secure, and private online resource, where they can... Continue Reading

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