Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course: Get answers to your questions

August 5, 2015 | by Tami Dennis

Women with ovarian cancer have questions about the most promising treatment options, revolutionary research avenues, survivorship and, of course, the potential impact on their personal lives. Now, together in one place, are experts who can provide answers.

Ovarian cancer answers Ovarian cancer experts will gather on Sept. 12 to provide answers and information about ovarian cancer.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the 2015 Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will offer leading-edge expertise from some of the most knowledgeable scientists and physicians in the field, not only from City of Hope but also University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California and elsewhere. Sponsored by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, and supported by City of Hope, the course will provide women with the opportunity to network, ask questions, interact with gynecologic oncologists and researchers, and share their experience with other women. Even better, family members, friends and caregivers are welcome as well. The foundation offers the course across the country throughout the year, and the one at City of Hope promises to be especially illuminating. Among the sessions:

  • Ovarian Cancer: State of the Art Treatment and Importance of Enrollment in Clinical Trials
  • New Immunotherapeutic Approaches to Ovarian Cancer Treatment
  • Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
  • Effect of Nutrition and Physician Activity on Cancer Survivorship
  • Hereditary Component of Ovarian Cancer
  • Gender Matters: Cancer as a Catalyst for Couples Inspiring Their Relationship
  • And more …

Click here for the full course schedule and brochure. Robert J. Morgan, M.D., co-director of the gynecological cancers program at City of Hope, will serve as both a moderator and a panelist.

As chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Guidelines Panel for Ovarian Cancer, which recently released its 20th annual edition of the guidelines, Morgan knows just how much knowledge of, and treatment for, ovarian cancer has changed.

“This is a very treatable illness,” Morgan recently told Breakthroughs. “I’m frustrated that I still hear from women who are diagnosed and told to get their affairs in order. That’s exactly the wrong advice."

He continued: “We have many drugs that work for this illness, and they have gotten so much better over the years. Many patients don’t know that." Learn more on Sept. 12 at this free event at City of Hope. Register here at Foundation for Women's Cancer.

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Learn more about ovarian cancer treatment and research at City of Hope. 

Find out more about becoming a patient or getting a second opinion at City of Hope by visiting our website or by calling 800-826-HOPE (4673). You may also request a new patient appointment online.

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