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With scores of scientists exploring dozens of ideas on how to detect or even cure ovarian cancer, the Rivkin Center is on the cutting edge of ovarian cancer research. We keep a finger on the pulse of research from the world over, and we’ll share it with you here, along with news and insights from our staff, Scientific Board, other experts in the field, and patients and family members affected by ovarian cancer.

New study extends benefit of Rucaparib PARP inhibitor to women with BRCA defects in tumors who do not carry inherited BRCA mutations

  • By Kiran Dhillon

A study published in Lancet Oncology by Dr. Iain McNeish (2016 Rivkin Pilot Award Recipient), Dr. Elizabeth Swisher (2009 Rivkin Pilot Award Recipient), and colleagues provided key data that helped fuel the FDA’s recent approval of rucaparib for ovarian cancers with defects in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in women previously treated with two or more chemotherapies.

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Heidi’s Courage for Life

  • By Marissa Brewer
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The Courage for Life Award was named in honor of Joe and Tyler White’s commitment to the Rivkin Center and the loving memory of Lori White and Mary Ellen Bissell, and recognizes those who, in the face of ovarian cancer, demonstrate a profound passion for life, a generosity to others, and an important contribution to […]

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Shop Makers Mercantile During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  • By Colleen Bromen
Makers’ Mercantile

Long-term Rivkin Center partner, Skacel Collection, Inc. is launching a special promotion this September through their Makers Mercantile site! In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and inspired by the Skacel family’s commitment to supporting ovarian cancer research, the company is offering a 10% discount off your ENTIRE purchase, which results in a 10% donation […]

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Lucky Cancer

  • By Marissa Brewer
Carol Reed

Guest blogger Carol Reed shares the story of when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Each woman’s ovarian cancer story is unique, and Carol emphasizes that she speaks only for herself. This is her experience.

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