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Meet a CanCan Facilitator: Stacy Goldsby

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The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan instructors educate women about their health, and about their breast and ovarian cancer risks. Say hello to Stacy Goldsby, CanCan facilitator. About Stacy Where are you from? Oakland, Ca Where do you live now? Oakland, my hometown. What […]

Promising news for ovarian cancer treatment with another FDA approval for PARP inhibitors

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PARP inhibitors represent an important new class of anticancer agents that are having a major impact on ovarian cancer treatment. These drugs target vulnerabilities in DNA damage response and repair pathways especially in cancer cells that have defects in BRCA and related genes. In an important clinical development announced April 6, 2018, the FDA expanded […]

3 Ways to Help End Ovarian and Breast Cancer (hint: get your sweat on)

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You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to help end breast and ovarian cancer. Every contribution counts — no matter how big or small. Here are three ways you can make a positive impact on the advancement of scientific research for ovarian and breast cancer, and help educate more women to be fearless […]

Announcing the 2018 Rivkin Center Research Grant Awardees

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As one of the largest private funders of ovarian cancer research, we’re excited to announce the awardees of this year’s pilot and scholar research grants. Over 170 applications poured in from around the world. Fourteen were chosen. Why is funding scientific research important? Ovarian cancer kills more than 22,000 women every year in the United […]

Creating a Philanthropic Legacy

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When Susun Livingston learned she had an advanced stage of ovarian cancer in 2001, her life changed forever. During her clinical trial treatment, Susun heard about the SummeRun & Walk  for ovarian cancer and decided to walk the course no matter how long it took her. Amazed at the attendance, organization and excitement around the […]

Meet a CanCan Facilitator: Gail Fay

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The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan facilitators help educate women about their health, and about their breast and ovarian cancer risks. Say hello to Gail Fay, CanCan instructor.   About Gail Where are you from? Burbank, California Where do you live now […]

Announcing the 25th Annual Swedish SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer

Registration for the Swedish SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer is now open! The SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer was founded in 1994 by renowned Swedish Cancer Institute medical oncologist Saul E. Rivkin, MD, in partnership with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Rivkin and his five daughters were mourning the loss of Dr. Rivkin’s late wife, and […]

Meet a CanCan Ambassador: Sarah Czaja

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Meet an Ambassador The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops across the west coast. CanCan campus ambassadors are the feet-on-the-ground representatives at colleges for the Rivkin Center, helping set up workshops, identify opportunities to reach more students, and so much more. Say hello to Sarah Czaja, CanCan ambassador at […]

The Rikvin Center to Host 1st NW Gynecological Cancer Symposium

Free event to foster collaboration between scientists SEATTLE – Dec 1, 2017 – The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is proud to present the 1st biennial Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium (NGCS) to be held on Monday, December 4th, 2017 from 8am – 7pm at Pelton Auditorium at Fred Hutch in Seattle. NGCS is designed to […]

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