| I've just returned from Chicago, where the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology is taking place
. Staff from the Alliance are there to learn about the latest advances in ovarian cancer research so we can share them with you. We'll deliver an update on ovarian cancer during a special webinar on Thursday, June 14
While in Chicago, the Alliance hosted an event for oncology researchers and advocates on the pending Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act
. We continue to track this case closely as we await a ruling.
We're also busy getting ready for our annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. This is one of my favorite days of the year, because I can tell lawmakers how ovarian cancer affected my family
. Join us and urge Congress to fund research and education about this dreadful disease
With warm regards,
President, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
|Alliance to Launch State-by-State Report on Ovarian Cancer|
|On June 13, the Alliance will launch a first-of-its-kind report card that examines how all 50 states and the District of Columbia create an optimal environment for women with ovarian cancer. Our goal is to inspire states to do better for women and families affected by this disease. Join us for a special webinar on June 13 and learn what you can do to improve the environment for women with ovarian cancer in your state.|
|Direct from ASCO--Ovarian Cancer Research News|
|Dr. Deborah Armstrong will join us on Thursday, June 14 for an update on research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This hour-long webinar will inform you about the latest ovarian cancer studies and what they mean for patients currently undergoing treatment. Click here to register for our free session.|
|Don't Miss Out--Register for Advocacy Day by June 8|
Registration for our annual Advocacy Day ends this Friday, June 8. Don't miss out--register today and tell Congress why ovarian cancer matters to your family.
Our 15th Annual Conference: Poised for Progress will bring together the top researchers in ovarian cancer, including Drs. Robert Burger, Rob Coleman and David Spriggs. Register today for the chance to hear from these doctors in person.
The conference is also a time for fun and friendship. Join us for a private evening tour of Washington, DC, a 15th Anniversary Party with cake and dancing, and a ceremony remembering and honoring women with ovarian cancer.
|Partner Member Profile: The Ovarian Cancer Circle|
Like many Partner Members of the Alliance, The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini was founded in memory of a particular woman with ovarian cancer. What sets Robin apart is her age at diagnosis: 17. "Our family didn't know the symptoms," recalls her mother, Paulinda Babbini. "A full year passed from Robin's earliest symptoms to her diagnosis."
When Robin passed away several years later, "We wanted to educate other people who knew nothing about ovarian cancer," recalls Paulinda. She founded The Ovarian Cancer Circle/Inspired by Robin Babbini in 2010.
Read more about The Circle.