Saturday, September 19, 2009

Survivor stories and Ovarian Cancer News

September is a busy time for me but I wanted to make sure I shared some important news articles about Ovarian Cancer and two touching stories about survivors.

Diabetes Medication May Get New Life as Cancer Treatment
"In a study in mice, low doses of the drug, combined with a widely used chemotherapy called doxorubicin, shrank breast-cancer tumors and prevented their recurrence more effectively than chemotherapy alone."

FDA Clear's Vermillion's OVA1 Test to Determine Ovarian Cancer in Women with Pelvic Mass

Lab test that can indicate cancer prior to biopsy or surgery. Uses 5 assays in combination to determine whether a women should be referred to a gynecological oncologist.

Tate Creek Junior Donates Hair

The story of a 16 year old young lady from Kentucky diagnosed with Ovarian cancer.

Cyclist Rides to Fight Grim Cancer Prognosis
This is a special story for me. Ken and I were the New Jersey Delegates to LiveSTRONG Day in Washington DC in 2007 as well as LiveSTRONG Summit 2008 attendees. I have written on this blog previously about his Foundation - Cecile and Ken Youner Fund for Cancer Research.


Every Day is a Blessing!

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