Tag Archives: Ovarian Cancer

Meet a CanCan Ambassador: Jessica Woods

The Rivkin Center’s CanCan Program The Rivkin Center’s CanCan program provides free health education workshops. CanCan campus ambassadors are the feet-on-the-ground Rivkin Center representatives at universities across the west coast, helping set up workshops, identify opportunities to reach more students, and so much more. Say hello to Jessica Woods, CanCan ambassador at Arizona State University. […]

7 tips for making the most of your annual wellness visit

We get it; your annual wellness exam is an appointment you’re eager to rush through. Even so, it is an important step in prevention and early detection of cancer and a time with your doctor that you should take advantage of. Here are seven tips to ensure you’re advocating for your health — and three […]

Can aspirin prevent ovarian cancer?

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You may have read in recent news that a new research study found that daily, low-dose aspirin may lower a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. So does that mean you should start — or change — your aspirin regimen? Dr. Nora Disis, our Medical and Scientific Director and the Director of the University of […]

Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer: What you need to know

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What is hereditary breast and ovarian cancer? 10-15% of ovarian cancer and 5-10% of breast cancer are hereditary. To kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going to dive into a lesser-discussed topic that bridges the gap between ovarian and breast cancer: hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC). Many people have a general […]

2018 SummeRun Honoree: Debbie McKenzie

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We are thrilled to have Debbie McKenzie as our 2018 SummeRun honoree! Debbie and her family and friends have been supporters of the SummeRun for the past three years and are great friends of the Rivkin Center. We know Debbie’s story will inspire you as you participate in this year’s event! Debbie’s Story Debbie had […]

Introducing Dr. Mary-Claire King: Symposium Keynote

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We’re excited to share that Dr. Mary-Claire King will be our keynote speaker at the Rivkin Center’s 12th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium. Dr. King first discovered BRCA1, the breast and ovarian cancer gene, in 1990. Her work on BRCA1 was a game-changer for how scientists thought about the role of genetics in complex diseases […]

How to Reduce Your Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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In addition to genetics and family history, environment plays a role in breast and ovarian cancer risk. Here are 5 lifestyle behaviors that have been scientifically shown to reduce your risk of ovarian and breast cancer: Be Physically Active — at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week Exercise has numerous health benefits, […]

Top 7 Myths About Ovarian and Breast Cancer

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Our CanCan parties are a fun, frank way to educate women on ovarian and breast cancer risks and symptoms. They also serve as an opportunity to bust those pesky cancer myths that continue to circulate (but have little or no scientific backing). Curious what questions we get asked the most at CanCan parties? Top Seven Ovarian and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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