Posts Tagged ‘ ovarian cancer ’

Posted on May 16th, 2013 by Ashley Howland  |  1 Comment »

Angelina Jolie’s Decision: BRCA Genetic Mutations and Preventive Mastectomies

Angelina Jolie

By now, you’ve probably all heard about Angelina Jolie’s announcement in the New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA-1 genetic mutation which dramatically increased her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer–an 87 percent chance of breast cancer and a 40 percent chance of ovarian cancer, to be exact. Her very public […]

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Posted on May 4th, 2013 by megan  |  No Comments »

Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Patients is Important, New Study Confirms


Common sense says that patients with ovarian cancer treated by doctors who are specially trained to care for them, at hospitals that do large numbers of ovarian cancer surgeries, have better outcomes. Ovarian cancer is a complex, life threatening disease in which initial treatment has a huge impact on survival.  This is true for both patients with […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Ovarian Cancer’s Vulnerability Exposed: Clinical Trial Offers New Hope

PARP Inhibitors

Targeted therapy for ovarian cancer has been an elusive goal for researchers for many years.  Ovarian cancer is a heterogeneous disease, exhibiting a plethora of genetic alterations. In a small percentage of patients, the cancer is found to be hereditary.  In these patients, mutations in the BRCA gene lead to an increased risk of ovarian, […]

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Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Cancer Has Cancer: Heather Rodriguez’s Inspiration to Create Change

The Cancer has Cancer Foundation

Perspective and attitude are so important when faced with a cancer diagnosis. It’s hard to look at cancer as a blessing but somehow, someway many patients do. Heather Rodriguez would be one of those. Instead of complaining about being diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer at age 28, she used the disease as a platform. […]

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Posted on December 1st, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Survivor Letters: Beth Robinson

Part 4 of 5 in our Survivor Letters series

This post is Part 4 of 5 in our Survivor Letters series I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer May 16, 2004, while having a routine vaginal hysterectomy the doctor found cancer in my ovary. He called in Dr. Allen Stringer while I was in surgery. He would be my gynecological oncologist from that […]

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Posted on November 3rd, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

What Were You Doing at 17?


Most 17-year-olds are worried about landing a prom date or making it to Sonic for a cherry limeade during happy hour. Shree Bose is not a typical 17-year-old. She’s smart, she’s motivated and she proved it by winning the first ever Google Global Science Fair. If you walk around a science fair at pretty much any […]

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Posted on October 19th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Attend Pink Passion 2011


You’ll get free a makeup consultation, free beauty tips and learn about the latest in fall fashion. Enough said. Every girl’s dream, right? But wait there’s more. (Said in my best Oprah voice) THREE LUCKY LADIES WILL RECEIVE A MAAAAKEOOOOVEEEER! It’s time for Pink Passion at Saks Fifth Avenue Galleria Dallas this Saturday, October 22nd […]

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Posted on August 27th, 2011 by Ashley Howland  |  No Comments »

Cancer Headlines: Stories that Caught Our Attention

Cancer Patients Like Steve Jobs Face Risks from Treatment Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO of Apple, Inc. this week. Jobs suffers from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Although Jobs did not mention his health as the reason for his departure, it has shed a new light on pancreatic cancer. Ovarian Cysts May Not […]

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