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National Conference on Ovarian Cancer Slated for Chicago Summer 2017

The Ovarian Cancer National Conference, the longest running event of its kind devoted exclusively to ovarian cancer survivors, is scheduled to convene in Chicago July 7-9, 2017 at the Sheraton Gra.. Read more »

08-Mar-2017

2018 "Julie Award" Winners Announced

The "Julie Award" is presented annually at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital to nurses who demonstrate transformational leadership, structured empowerment and exemplary professional practice in t.. Read more »

20-Apr-2018

5 Signs Bloating Could Be Something Serious

Normally, bloating (when your belly inflates and you feel uncomfortable) is nothing more than a passing annoyance — it is often associated with certain foods, the menstrual cycle and other s.. Read more »

15-Mar-2018

Growing Body of Evidence Says Ovarian Cancer Originates in Fallopian Tubes

Supporting the findings of researcher Joanna Burdette, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago (a two-time JWS Ovarian Cancer Fund grant recipient), are two new studies published recently in the .. Read more »

07-Mar-2018

Gene Variations May Connect Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers studying variations in the HNF1B gene (a gene previously linked to other diseases like liver dysfunction, endometrial cancer and prostate cancer) may have found a link between endometr.. Read more »

06-Mar-2017

Imaging System Helps Surgeons Be More Thorough in Removing Tumors

A study published the AACR’s journal Clinical Cancer Research (http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/) reports interesting developments in treating ovarian cancer, a difficult-to-diagnose an.. Read more »

28-Jun-2016

JWS Fund Supports Two Research Projects and Cancer Survivorship Program

The Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund recently contributed funds to two cutting-edge research studies (both located in the Chicago metropolitan area) that are looking into new ways to f.. Read more »

10-Sep-2015

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

President Barack Obama recently honored women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families and urged more research into prevention, detection and treatment of the disease as he issued a .. Read more »

08-Sep-2015

Creating Hope

...about medical issues, and we talked a lot abot her illness," says Tom, who runs the foundation. " She hatched the idea. She thought if other women could be helped, that would be a valuable thi.. Read more »

29-Aug-2014

Could Brestfeeding , Birth Control Pills Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are known to increase the risk of female breast and ovarian cancers. But a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that breastf.. Read more »

15-May-2014

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An Art-Inspired Evening of Giving

28-Apr-2017 - 28-Apr-2017

Another fabulous WineHopsScotch! event took place on Friday evening, April 28, 2017 at the Evanston Art Center. • French wines were provided by The Wilmette Wine Cellar • Craft beer was supplied by Temperance, Sketchboo.. Read More »

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Latest News

2018 "Julie Award" Winners Announced

The "Julie Award" is presented annually at Advocate Lutheran General Hospita..

20-Apr-2018

5 Signs Bloating Could Be Something Serious

Normally, bloating (when your belly inflates and you feel uncomfortable) is ..

15-Mar-2018

Growing Body of Evidence Says Ovarian Cancer Originates in Fallopian Tubes

Supporting the findings of researcher Joanna Burdette, Ph.D., University of ..

07-Mar-2018

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