Advocacy

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments March 25 on Birth Control Coverage

On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two lawsuits that challenge whether for-profit employers must provide health insurance that covers birth control…

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Press Release: Cancer Advocates Debunk Huckabee’s Misleading Comments on Oral Contraceptives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2014 Washington, DC—In response to a recent speech by Mike Huckabee, in which he stated that women use oral contraceptives because they “cannot control their libidos or their reproductive systems,” the…

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Supreme Court to Consider Two Birth Control Lawsuits

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear two cases involving insurance coverage for birth control…

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New Cancer Insurance Checklist Helps Patients Choose a Health Insurance Plan

Many Americans will begin shopping for health insurance on October 1 through the new insurance marketplaces. As a cancer patient, you have unique health care needs that you may want to consider…

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President Obama Declares September National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

“This month, we extend a hand to all women battling ovarian cancer. We pledge our support to them, to their families, and to the goal of defeating this disease…

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Report from ASCO 2013–What's New in Ovarian Cancer Research

We recently returned from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), an annual event that gathers thousands of cancer researchers from around the world…

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June 2013 SNMMI Meeting

Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Advocate Report from Laurel Pracht As a member of the SNMMI Advocate Advisory Board, formed in 2010 to better bridge the gap between the patient and nuclear medicine communities, I represent…

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Press Release: Ovarian Cancer Advocates Praise Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patents

Ruling Will Give Women More Options to Learn About Genetic Risk Washington, DC—The Supreme Court ruled today that a company cannot patent naturally occurring genes, including isolated gene segments, overturning a decision made by the United States…

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New Meta-Analysis of Oral Contraception and Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A new meta-analysis of more than 6000 studies shows that oral contraceptives significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. The risk reduction increases proportionally with duration of use…

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Experts Tackle Key Issues for Ovarian Cancer in New White Paper

Last fall, the Alliance convened a ground-breaking meeting in Washington, DC, to consider some of the most challenging topics facing the ovarian cancer community…

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Report from the American Association of Cancer Researchers Meeting

Ovarian cancer survivor Susan Leighton reports on her experience at the American Association of Cancer Researchers meeting, which took place in April 2013…

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Report from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting

At this year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting, numerous presentations and posters explored issues related to ovarian cancer, some of which are summarized below…

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