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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.” In the wake of Angelina … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Feel Teal Club

Deb Stevens was inspired to start the Feel Teal Club “after the loss of my dear mother to the disease,” she recalls. Deb published her first book and dedicated the … Continue reading 

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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. Many new … Continue reading 

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Help Us Pick a Conference T-Shirt Design!

Our 16th Annual Conference, Voices of Hope and Strength: Teal is Personal, is less than four weeks away! We want your help to pick a design for the conference t-shirt … Continue reading 

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Medicare to Cover Up to Three PET Scans for Women with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

On June 11, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo on access to PET scans for cancer patients. The Decision Memorandum allows cancer patients who … Continue reading 

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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 … Continue reading 

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Volunteers Needed! Help Support Our 16th Annual Conference

We need your help! Our 16th Annual Conference is just a month away and we are on track to have the highest attendance ever. We are looking for volunteers who … Continue reading 

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Preferred Registration Extended for Annual Conference through Monday, June 10

Great news! Due to the overwhelming popularity of this year’s conference, we are extending the preferred registration rate through Monday, June 10. You have three more days to register for … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Nine Girls Ask

Like many women with ovarian cancer, Joan Wyllie was misdiagnosed by multiple doctors before learning she had stage IV ovarian cancer. Once she learned what was causing her symptoms, Joan … Continue reading 

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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. In the wake of that … Continue reading 

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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. A group of researchers, oncologists, regulatory … Continue reading 

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Partner Member Profile: Dancing For A Cure

Susan Friedman was inspired to start Dancing For A Cure when her best friend of 40 years, Karen Schek, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. “I really wasn’t sure … Continue reading 

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