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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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LifeIce: A Daughter's Gift of Love Becomes a Mother's Legacy

How a daughter's homemade nutritional ice chips for her mother became LifeIce…

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"What Makes My Mother Special" Mother’s Day Campaign

From May 1st until Mother's Day on May 12th, we'll honor special mothers on our website and Facebook…

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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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When a Man Loves a Woman: Dave Brown Walks Across America in Memory of his Wife, Joan Chermack Brown

Dave Brown is walking for 9 months and nearly 3,000 miles to raise awareness and support…

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The New York Times Publishes OCRF's Letter to the Editor 3/12/13

A frequent New York Times commenter on important ovarian cancer issues, OCRF wrote a Letter to the Editor in response to the NYT editorial, “Inadequate Treatment of Ovarian Cancer,” which was published in print and online on March 21…

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Our CEO Calaneet Balas Testifies Before Congress on Ovarian Cancer

Calaneet Balas, OCNA’s Chief Executive Officer, testified before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Wednesday, March 13…

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