Category Archives: Press Releases

2011.11.18 Ovarian Cancer Advocates Troubled by FDA Decision on Avastin and Breast Cancer

Washington, DC—Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would remove metastatic breast cancer from the label for Avastin (bevacizumab). This decision follows recommendations made in June by … Continue reading 

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2011.10.06 New App Helps Women Track Signs of Ovarian Cancer, Know When to Visit a Doctor

Washington, DC—A free app released today by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will help a woman learn more about the risks, signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, and determine whether … Continue reading 

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Avon Books and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Urge Women to K.I.S.S. and Teal

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Avon Books is joining forces with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to urge women to learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer–and … Continue reading 

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2011.07.19 Ovarian Cancer Advocates Praise Recommendation to Cover Birth Control as Preventive Medicine

Washington, DC—Today the Institute of Medicine recommended that birth control be classified as a preventive service for women. If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts these recommendations, health … Continue reading 

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2011.06.29 Advocates Concerned that FDA Decision on Avastin and Breast Cancer Will Harm Women with Ovarian Cancer

Washington, DC— Today, a panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously recommended that the label for Avastin (bevacizumab) no longer include metastatic breast cancer. The … Continue reading 

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2011.6.28 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Urges FDA Not to Limit Access to Avastin (Bevacizumab) for Women with Ovarian Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2011 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Urges FDA Not to Limit Access to Avastin (Bevacizumab) for Women with Ovarian Cancer  Washington, DC—On Tuesday, June 28, Dr. … Continue reading 

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2011.4.13 Statement about Decrease in Ovarian Cancer Deaths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2011 Advocates Say Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths is “Right Direction, but Far Too Slow” Washington, DC—In April, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute … Continue reading 

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2011.6.22 Ovarian Cancer Survivor Testifies in Support of DoD Research Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2011 Ovarian Cancer Survivor Testifies in Support of DoD Research Program Washington, DC—Ovarian cancer survivor Susan Leighton testified today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on … Continue reading 

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2011.7.9 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Annual Conference brings hundreds of women with ovarian cancer, researchers and caregivers to Washington, DC. This year’s conference features presentations on groundbreaking … Continue reading 

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2011.06.22 Susan Leighton Testifies in Support of DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Program

Ovarian cancer survivor Susan Leighton testified today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, speaking on behalf of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. In her statement, Susan talked about the … Continue reading 

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2011.7.10 NED Concert Benefitting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

MEDIA ADVISORY  WHAT   Join the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and hundreds of women with ovarian cancer for a unique benefit concert. The alternative rock band N.E.D. (which stands for No … Continue reading 

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