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2011 SGO News: ESAs Linked to Mortality Risk in Ovarian Cancer

Cancer recurrence and death occurred significantly more often in ovarian cancer patients treated with erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs), data from a retrospective cohort review showed…

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2011 SGO News: PARP Inhibitor Active in Ovarian Cancer

Almost half of patients with heavily pretreated ovarian cancer benefited from an investigational PARP inhibitor, results of a phase I study showed…

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2011 SGO News: MicroRNA May Help Predict Ovarian Cancer Response

Changes in expression of a microRNA showed potential for predicting response to the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) in recurrent serous ovarian cancer, according to results of a small study reported here…

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2011 SGO News: Medicare Patients Get Less Than Best Ovarian Cancer Care

Most older patients with ovarian cancer may receive care that doesn't measure up to national standards, according to an analysis of a National Cancer Institute (NCI) database and Medicare claims data…

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Standing up for Madeline

(Updated February 2017) Noting with equal measures of amazement and pride that “Stand-up for Madeline and OCRFA” had its 15th Anniversary on May 16, 2016, John Hansbury lovingly observes that his late wife, the great comedic actress Madeline…

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Partner Member Profile: Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance

When Joan Sagan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999, she was devastated. After more than 20 years working as an oncology nurse, Joan knew how deadly this disease could be. Her sisters, however, knew very little about ovarian cancer…

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Partner Member Profile: Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Robin Cohen was working as an oncology nurse when one of her favorite patients, Sandy Rollman, passed away at age 33 from ovarian cancer…

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Partner Member Profile: Laura Stecher, Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance, Orange County, California

Laura Stecher founded the Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance (OCOCA) in 2003 with friends from her support group. Today, she is a ten-year survivor—and one of only three surviving from their original group of eight…

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Study Shows that Few Lives Saved with Current Ovarian Cancer Screening Technology

12/21/2010 Available ovarian cancer screening only slightly reduces the number of deaths from the disease, a new study finds…

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OCRF Research Finds microRNA Regulates Cancer Stem Cells

11/08/2010 OCRF Grantee Lin Zhang, MD  Research has provided strong support for the ovarian cancer stem cell hypothesis, which proposes that a rare subpopulation of tumor cells—cancer stem cells– have the unique ability to initiate and…

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Understanding Ovarian Cancer: Part One of OCRF’s Educational Series

  09/28/2010 View a seven-part series about ovarian cancer, brought to you by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.The series is narrated by Douglas A. Levine, MD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Dr…

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Video: Ray Ramano asks for support of ovca awareness

Ray Ramano supports ovarian cancer initiatives in honor of his cousin, Linda, an ovarian cancer survivor and Director of Survivors Teaching Students SM, an Ovarian Cancer National Alliance…

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