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The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply March 24, 2012
  • 7 replies
  • Next week, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. “health reform.” How the Supreme Court ...

genetic testing

vtgirl
  • By vtgirl · New reply March 15, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • I have read some discussion on this site about genetic testing. I was diagnosed with stage 3C oc back in June, 2009. I recently have had a recurrence and I am awaiting more surgery. My question has to ...

Drug shortage update: Endocyte Can Re-Import Doxil for Clinical Trial

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted March 5, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • We've just posted a statement on our website that I also wanted to share with our Inspire community. http://www.ovariancancer.org/2012/03/05/ 2012-3-5-patient-advocates-encouraged-th at-ovarian-cancer-trial-will-advance-tha ...

Drug Shortage Update: FDA Approves Temporary Importation of Lipodox

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply February 22, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • In response to recent shortages of Doxil (a drug used to treat ovarian cancer), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the temporary importation of Lipodox (doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome ...

Update on Health Reform

CaraPolicy
  • By CaraPolicy · New reply January 16, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • As you know, the Health Reform bill has been challenged in a number of courts. The Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case later this year. The oral arguments will span three days: • March ...

OCNA Receives Another 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

OCNA_Events
  • By OCNA_Events · Posted December 27, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • As you sit down to make your year end charity donations, be sure to check the charities rankings. To view a charities ranking visit http://www.charitynavigator.org/ The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance ...

A *NEW* LINK ABOUT CA'S,

dontworrybhappy
  • By dontworrybhappy · New reply December 6, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • ://pwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11352859 ...

Statement from the Alliance about FDA decision on Avastin and breast cancer

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply November 19, 2011
  • 9 replies
  • http://www.ovariancancer.org/2011/11/18/ 2011-11-18-ovarian-cancer-advocates-trou bled-by-fda-decision-on-avastin-and-brea st-cancer/ Ovarian Cancer Advocates Troubled by FDA Decision on Avastin and Breast ...

New website for drug shortage stories

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted November 4, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Fight Colorectal Cancer have teamed up to create a website for stories of patients affected by recent drug shortages. We have a handful of stories on the site ...

Alliance releases new Ovarian Cancer Symptom Diary App

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply October 6, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • We are excited to announce a new tool that helps women track the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Our new Ovarian Cancer Symptom Diary App is available free of charge from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance ...

Update on Ovarian Cancer Drug Shortages

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply September 28, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • Drug shortages continue to affect ovarian cancer patients in the United States. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has been tracking this issue closely and working with stakeholders and patients to ...

A Fact Check of the Dr. Oz Show's "Anti-Ovarian Cancer Diet"

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply September 28, 2011
  • 50 replies
  • This Tuesday, September 13, the Dr. Oz Show was dedicated to ovarian cancer. In one segment, Dr. Oz was joined by Dr. William Li to discuss what they called an “anti-ovarian cancer diet.” Not surprisingly ...

Petition to end ovarian cancer drug shortages

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply September 22, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • Currently, there are more than 200 drug shortages in the United States. Many of these drugs are used to treat deadly diseases like ovarian cancer. These shortages have resulted in women with ovarian cancer ...

Statement from the Alliance about Chemotherapy Drug Shortages

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply August 24, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • As of August 2011, there are more than 180 drug shortages reported, including numerous chemotherapeutic agents. Ovarian cancer drugs, including taxol and Doxil, are in short supply. The Ovarian Cancer ...

Media request: cancer drug shortages

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply August 18, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • Have you been affected by a cancer drug shortage? The New York Times is writing a story about cancer drug shortages, and contacted the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance asking if we could put them in touch ...

Learn how to become a peer reviewer on Thursday, August 18

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted August 17, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a peer reviewer for ovarian cancer studies, or how to get involved in the process, please join us on Thursday, August 18 at 1:00 pm EDT. Margo Michaels will ...

MyLifeLine.org offers free personal websites for women with ovarian cancer

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted August 9, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Dear Inspire community: Did you know that women with ovarian cancer can use MyLifeLine.org to create a free personal website? The service allows you to communicate with friends and family about your treatment ...

OCNA response to IOM recommendation on birth control

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · Posted July 19, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Today the Institute of Medicine recommended that birth control be classified as a preventive service for women. If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts these recommendations, health insurers ...

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Urges FDA Not to Limit Access to Avastin

ekirch
  • By ekirch · New reply June 30, 2011
  • 4 replies
  • Dr. Robert Burger testified today before a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel on behalf of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Dr. Burger, a gynecologic oncologist and Director of the Women’s ...

FDA Decision on Avastin for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Amanda_OCNA
  • By Amanda_OCNA · New reply June 30, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • View this statement on the OCNA website: http://www.ovariancancer.org/2011/06/29/ avastin-fda-decision/ Today, a panel of experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unanimously recommended ...

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