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Press Release: New Report Offers Patient Perspectives on Ovarian Cancer Treatment, Diagnosis

Washington, DC—A new report released by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance summarizes the experiences of 1,014 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer…

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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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The Valerie Goldfein Story: Founder of the Woman to Woman Program

November 4, 1999 “November 4, 1999 was one of those perfect autumn days in New York when it seems as though nothing could go wrong. But it did for me…

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Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and National Sponsor QVC Expand Woman to Woman Program

Gynecologic Cancer Patients to Receive New Support in Tampa, Fla. and in Stanford, Calif…

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After Angelina: What Do You Need to Know About Ovarian and Breast Cancer Risk?

Experts agree: “If you or a close relative has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, speak to your doctor about getting genetic counseling…

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After Angelina: What Do You Need to Know About Ovarian and Breast Cancer Risk?

For immediate release: July 9, 2013 Experts agree: “If you or a close relative have had ovarian cancer, talk to your doctor about genetic counseling…

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Jenn Sommermann: Triathlete for a Cure

With 5 states to go, the ovarian cancer survivor is in the home stretch of her 50-state, $100,000 campaign…

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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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Alliance Responds to Angelina Jolie's BRCA1 Announcement

Actress Angelina Jolie recently announced that she carries a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which makes her more likely to develop breast and ovarian cancer…

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