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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

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

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held in June, 2013, in Chicago. Thousands of cancer researchers from around the world attended this important conference.. Read more »

09-Aug-2013

Ovarian Cancer Screenings Are Not Effective, Panel Says

Tests commonly recommended to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer do more harm than good and should not be performed, a panel of medical experts said on Monday. The screenings — blood te.. Read more »

10-Sep-2012

Past Events

Wine, Beer & Scotch Tasting • Live Jazz • Gourmet Food • Raffle With Great Prizes

06-Nov-2015 - 06-Nov-2015

WineHopsScotch!, the annual fund raising event benefitting the Julie W. Schaffner Ovarian Cancer Fund, was held Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette, Ill. The following are just a few of the highlights our do.. Read More »

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Latest News

National Conference on Ovarian Cancer Slated for Chicago Summer 2017

The Ovarian Cancer National Conference, the longest running event of its kin..

08-Mar-2017

Gene Variations May Connect Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers studying variations in the HNF1B gene (a gene previously linked ..

06-Mar-2017

Imaging System Helps Surgeons Be More Thorough in Removing Tumors

A study published the AACR’s journal Clinical Cancer Research (http://..

28-Jun-2016

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