Tag Archives: Ovarian Cancer

Meet a Survivor: Allisa Mensin

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The Rivkin Center fosters an ever-growing community of survivors, patients, researchers, clinicians, advocates, and supporters — all working together in the fight against ovarian and breast cancer. Meet Allisa, an ovarian cancer survivor and SummeRun participant. ABOUT ALLISA Where are you from? Born in Seattle and raised in Burien Where do you live now/what does […]

Meet an Instructor: Sarena Perez

The Rivkin Center’s Education Program The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free health education workshops. Instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Sarena Perez, one of our instructors and an ovarian cancer survivor. ABOUT SARENA Where are you from? Sacramento, CA Where do you live now/what does […]

Meet a Facilitator: Julie Duggan

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The Rivkin Center’s Education Program The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free health education workshops. Facilitators are cancer survivors who share their story in an effort to educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Julie Duggan! About Julie Where are you from? Bellevue, WA Where do you live now/what […]

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 […]

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