Webinar videos

February 5, 2014: Peripheral Neuropathy and Ovarian Cancer

Many women with ovarian cancer will experience peripheral neuropathy (pain and numbness in the arms, hands, legs and feet) as a result of their treatment. In this webinar, an expert from the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy discusses the causes and options for treatment if this side effect occurs.

Peripheral Neuropathy and Ovarian Cancer from Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on Vimeo.

January 8, 2014: Coping with Cancer Side Effects–Lymphedema

Many women with ovarian cancer experience side effects from their treatment. This webinar delves into one common side effect: lymphedema, or swelling of the limbs. Linda Boyle, a specialist from the National Lymphedema Network, joined us to talk about what causes this side effect, what can be done to prevent it and how to cope if you are experiencing lymphedema as a result of your cancer treatment.

Coping with Cancer Side Effects — Lymphedema from Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on Vimeo.

December 11, 2013: Caring for Your Cancer Patient–and Yourself

In this webinar, John Schall from the Caregiver Action Network joins us to talk about helpful tips for those caring for a loved one with cancer. Whether you need advice about how to get help from your family, or want tips for coping with the stresses of caregiving, this is the webinar for you!

Caring for Your Cancer Patient–and Yourself from Ovarian Cancer National Alliance on Vimeo.

October 23, 2013: Nutrition and Ovarian Cancer: Maintaining a Low-Fiber Diet

A low fiber diet is commonly prescribed after surgery and for those who have a bowel obstruction. In this webinar, dietician Jennifer Wolfshohn of Meals to Heals explains how to implement and maintain a low fiber diet and how to overcome some common obstacles in following this diet. Common questions and concerns that relate to nutrition and ovarian cancer are also addressed.

November 13, 2012: How the 2012 Elections Will Affect Women with Ovarian Cancer

Elected officials are responsible for many decisions that affect women with ovarian cancer, from federal appropriations to state expansion of Medicaid. This webinar explores how the 2012 elections are likely to affect our community.

September 19, 2012: Genetics and Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know

About 10 to 15 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a hereditary tendency to develop the disease. In this webinar, experts from three groups that work on genetic issues related to cancer joined us to talk about hereditary risk, genetic testing and prophylactic measures to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer.

June 14, 2012: Ovarian Cancer News from the 2012 ASCO Meeting

Dr. Deborah Armstrong reviews important ovarian cancer research presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, and discusses the ramifications for women with the disease. Click here to view Dr. Armstrong’s slides.

June 13, 2012: Ovarian Cancer: A Call for State Action

This webinar introduces the Alliance’s first-of-its-kind report card on the environment for women with ovarian cancer in all 50 states. Watch to learn how we scored the states, and what you can do to take action in your community.

April 12, 2012: Survivors Teaching Students®: Telling Your Story

Our Survivors Teaching Students® program brings ovarian cancer survivors into the classrooms of medical, nursing and physician assistant schools to teach students about the disease. This webinar is a training for survivors interested in volunteering with the program, or who want a refresher on best practices for telling a personal story.

November 16, 2011: Drug Shortages: Status and Next Steps

In 2011, the United States experienced shortages of more than 200 drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents, intravenous nutrition and anesthesia drugs. This webinar features speakers from the Food and Drug Administration and a provider group, as well as a patient who has been affected by the drug shortages.

August 18, 2011: What is Research Advocacy?

Cancer survivors have unique insight into the research process, and can offer valuable advice to programs like the Defense Department’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program. This 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.

July 21, 2011: What is Research Advocacy?

Cancer survivors have unique insight into the research process, and can offer valuable advice to programs like the Defense Department’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program. This 90-minute session will teach you how to get involved in the peer review process at the national or local level.

June 16, 2011: Ovarian Cancer News from the 2011 ASCO Meeting

More than 30,000 oncology professionals recently gathered in Chicago to share their latest research and findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. Join us as Dr. Deborah Armstrong of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reviews the most important findings from the ASCO meeting and how they could affect women with ovarian cancer.

May 13, 2011: How Can I Get Involved in Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials?

This session covered the basics of cancer clinical trials, including key risks and benefits, myths about clinical trials and how people can be referred to a cancer clinical trial. The webinar was led by Margo Michaels, Executive Director and President of the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials.

March 2, 2011: Getting Involved with Partner Members

Our 50 Partner Members are the eyes and ears of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, providing support and resources to communities across the United States. In this webinar, Sue Ellen Moore and Robin Cohen talk about the work their local organizations do, and how women and men affected by ovarian cancer can get involved.

February 17, 2011: Ovarian Cancer: What’s New? What’s Basic?

Dr. Robert Coleman, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses what is known about ovarian cancer and what research is being done to advance the prevention and treatment of this disease.

February 10, 2011: Young Survivors Rock!

Young cancer survivors face unique challenges, including questions about fertility and genetic testing, and a lack of support services. Chana Garcia, advocate, blogger and ovarian cancer survivor, joins Lindsay Avner, the founder and director of Bright Pink, an organization dedicated to young survivors of breast and ovarian cancer, to talk about young women and cancer.

January 25, 2011: Clinical Trials 101.

Dr. Ronald Alvarez, a gynecologic oncologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides an overview of clinical trials in this presentation. He discusses who is doing clinical trials, why they are important for our understanding of ovarian cancer and how to get involved in a trial.

January 12, 2011: Developing and Integrating Fundraising into your Annual Plans

Every nonprofit organization depends on fundraising to stay afloat. Three experienced development professionals—Delba Riddick, Teresa Smith and Robbin Wilson—talk about how to plan and implement successful fundraising initiatives.

December 16, 2010: Health Reform: Illusion, Delusion or Reality.

Experts from Washington joined us December 16 to talk about how health reform will affect screening and treatment of ovarian cancer. Panelists included Tina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls; Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

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