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Scientists identify cause of deadly tumors and predict life-saving developments could followEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) — Canadian researchers have zeroed in on the cause of a deadly type of ovarian cancer, a finding that could lead to successful treatment of the rare granulosa cell tumors.
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To the Ovarian Cancer Community:

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance 12th Annual
Conference in Washington, DC is still a few months
away, but it’s time to act NOW if you are interested
in applying for the limited number of scholarships
for travel and registration available to survivors
and caregivers (friends and family). The application
process is open until May 15; all applicants will be
notified by May 30 with results.

To receive an application or donate to the Ovarian
Cancer National Alliance Conference scholarship
program, visit the Conference website at
http://www.ovariancancer.org/conference.

If you cannot attend the Conference, but want to
donate to the scholarship fund to give another
survivor the opportunity to attend – please contact
Liz White, Director of Events, at 202-331-1332 or
lwhite@ovariancancer.org.

“My mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 53, and in those last painful months she was more worried about paying medical bills than getting well. For millions of Americans, my mother’s story is all too familiar. That is why we need health-care reform that guarantees affordable coverage for every American who wants it and prevents insurance companies from discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most. Earlier this year, I announced an additional $6 billion investment for cancer research as part of a long-term strategy to combat the disease, and the recovery package includes a two-year infusion of $10 billion for the National Institutes of Health, which funds cancer research. We know this fight will not be easy, but we have gone far too long without necessary reforms of our health-care system.

Now is the time to commit ourselves to waging a war against cancer as aggressive as the war cancer wages against us.” — Barack Obama

Scientists say they have developed a drug that can treat the most deadly form of skin cancer in its most advanced, incurable stages.
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At the Lance Armstrong Foundation, we inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

We believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Read our Manifesto.

We provide the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms.

We take aim at the gaps between what is known and what is done to prevent suffering and death due to cancer.

We unite people to fight cancer and pursue an agenda focused on:

Prevention
Access to screening and care
Improvement of the quality of life for cancer survivors
Investment in research

Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the LAF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas

A new study, published in Clinical Cancer Research, has proved for the first time that the targeted use of an anti-oestrogen drug could prolong the life of some patients by up to three years, and delay the use of chemotherapy in others.
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Celebrating twenty years of a wife’s ovarian cancer survival…
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