Tag Archives: Ovarian Cancer

3 Ways to Raise Money for Your SummeRun Team

As the annual Swedish SummeRun & Walk for Ovarian Cancer approaches, we wanted to share some fun and creative ways participants have been raising money for their SummeRun teams. Host a Silent Auction Kevin Westrick and his daughter, Whitney, started Rockin’ for Rosie in 2014. The event is in honor of Kevin’s mother, Rosemarie “Rosie”, who passed away […]

FDA Approves Olaparib for Frontline Maintenance Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

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The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) made an exciting announcement this week with the first approval for PARP inhibitors to be used for patients following their initial diagnosis and treatment to reduce the risk of recurrence. The FDA approved the use of the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza®) for frontline maintenance therapy for advanced epithelial ovarian, fallopian […]

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 […]

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