News and Events
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, longtime friends and allies, announced a merger in January 2016 between the two organizations to form the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. The merger will allow them to increase their impact in fighting ovarian cancer. More information can be found here: www.ocrfa.org.
An Amazon Wish List has been created with items for the Erna's Hope Comfort Bags that are donated to women who are newly diagnosed with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers. Any items purchased are shipped directly to us. To view some of the items included in the Comfort Bags and contribute to them through our Amazon Wish List, please visit www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A1TB3H2S7GHEK9/. Thank you!
Erna's Hope also has registered with the Amazon Smile Program. Once an individual registers with Amazon Smile and chooses Erna's Hope I as his or her charity, .5% of purchases that individual makes on Amazon.com will be credited to Erna's Hope. Here is a link with more information about the Amazon Smile Program: www.smile.amazon.com
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new tool in May 2014 to help women assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Two genes influence risk for breast cancer: BRCA1 and BRCA2. When one or both of them have a mutation (change), they increase your breast and ovarian cancer risk. The new "Know:BRCA" online tool can help you learn about BRCA genes and assess your risk of having a BRCA mutation. Visit www.knowbrca.org.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a news release on September 11, 2009, announcing that they have cleared a test that can help detect ovarian cancer in a pelvic mass that is already known to require surgery. The test, called OVA1, helps patients and health care professionals decide what type of surgery should be done and by whom. For more information, go to www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm182057.htm.
Cleaning for a Reason Foundation is a nonprofit organization that assists women who are currently undergoing treatment for any kind of cancer. Each applicant will receive four complimentary professional home cleanings, one per month for four consecutive months. There are over 1,000 partnering maid services across the United States and Canada. More information can be found on their web site, www.cleaningforareason.org.
Announced in the May 31, 2012, edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Joint Commission--the nation's top healthcare-accrediting organization--has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to University of Rochester Gynecologic Oncology at Highland Hospital. Congratulations to Doctors Sajeena Thomas, Eugene Toy, Cynthia Angel, and Brent DuBeshter, in that practice, who have cared for so many of the women diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the Rochester, NY, area.
Dr. Oz teamed up with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to create an "Ovarian Cancer One-Sheet" to record possible ovarian cancer symptoms. The form can be printed, filled out, and taken to your physician to start a discussion on ovarian cancer. www.doctoroz.com/videos/ovarian-cancer-one-sheet
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