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Canadian Virtual Hospice – December 2014 Issue

As we approach the holiday season, Canadian Virtual Hospice places a spotlight on dignity for patients and families.

December 6, 2014

Novel Biomarker a New Predictor of Ovarian Cancer

‘A new biomarker predicts PARP response in ovarian cancer’ was released by MedScape today.

November 21, 2014

Elly Mayday on Global News

25-year-old Canadian model Elly Mayday shared her story of her diagnosis and presented at Benefits of Caring.

November 6, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Awareness on Shaw TV

Watch this Shaw TV segment with OVCARE and Malene Grotrian on the nature of ovarian cancer.

October 23, 2014

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

Experts voted 13-0 that Roche’s test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145075.html  WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Can Doctors Be Taught How to Talk to Patients?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/can-doctors-be-taught-how-to-talk-to-patients/?nl=health&emc=edit_hh_20140304  Recently one of us attended a daylong retreat designed to help doctors communicate more effectively with patients. The course was taught by a colleague with whom we had consulted … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Trends in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

“…chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a big, big problem; it is one of the more prominent toxicities we have with a number of commonly used chemotherapy agents, such as the platinum agents … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Oophorectomy Prevents Ovarian Cancer

“This is a very important study. It includes a very large patient population followed for a fairly long period of time, confirming earlier reports of the value and the impact … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144778.html  MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Research in BC

The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Canada