Ovarian Cancer National Conference

Don't Let Ovarian Cancer Take Away Your Sex Life

July 10th 2017, 9:22pm


Many patients with cancer don't hesitate when discussing side effects like fatigue, nausea and neuropathy with their health care provider; however, there is often silence when it boils down to the sexual side effects of their treatment.

PARP Inhibitors Changing the Landscape of Ovarian Cancer Treatment

July 10th 2017, 8:22pm


The treatment landscape of ovarian cancer continues to change with the recent approvals of new agents.

Audra Moran on the Ovarian Cancer National Conference

July 10th 2017, 6:18pm


Audra Moran, CEO & President of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance discusses the Ovarian Cancer National Conference.

David Gershenson on Challenges to Advancing Treatment for Rare Ovarian Cancers

July 10th 2017, 6:10pm


David Gershenson, M.D., of MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the difficulty of advancing treatment of rare ovarian cancers: malignant ovarian germ cell tumors, sex cord stromal tumors, and types of epithelial tumors such as ovarian clear cell carcinoma, ovarian low-grade serous carcinoma, and mucinous tumors.

Clinical Trials Are the Way Forward for Ovarian Cancer, but They Need Advocates at Every Level

July 9th 2017, 7:00pm


For women with ovarian cancer, the message is clear: participating in clinical trials, even early-phase ones, offers the best hope for better treatments, but efforts are urgently needed at every level to ensure that more of these research opportunities are available.

Fruits, Vegetables and Water are Key Components of a Healthy Diet During and After Ovarian Cancer

July 9th 2017, 6:44pm


Strategies from expert oncology dieticians can help patients to eat an appropriate diet and maintain a healthy weight during and after treatment for ovarian cancer.

Sarah Sciortino on Fertility and Sexuality in Younger Patients with Ovarian Cancer

July 9th 2017, 6:23pm


Sarah Sciortino, MSW, LSW, Oncology Psychosocial Support Services Program Coordinator at University of Chicago Hospital, discusses the unique concerns that younger patients with ovarian cancer can face.

Mark Gibbons on Caregivers of Patients with Ovarian Cancer

July 9th 2017, 6:20pm


Mark Gibbons of Caregiver Action Network discusses the emotions caregivers to patients with ovarian cancer may have.

The Road Ahead for Ovarian Cancer

July 9th 2017, 2:43am


Opening the 20th Annual Ovarian Cancer National Conference in Chicago, John Moroney, M.D., underscored the challenges that remain in the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer, but also the tremendous hope that resides in robust clinical trial research.

Nita Lee on Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer

July 9th 2017, 1:02am


Nita Karnik Lee, MD, MPH, of The University of Chicago Medicine, discusses what patients with ovarian cancer should know about when entering survivorship.