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The Latest in Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention

In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week, SHARE, Facing Our Risk (FORCE) and NYU co-sponsored a talk with Dr. Douglas Levine, Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Head of Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory at NYU Langone Medical Center.

SHARE Meets With Japanese Breast Cancer Advocates

SHARE recently hosted a meet and greet luncheon for a group of Japanese breast cancer advocates interested in learning more about our programs and services. The invitation was spearheaded by Aiko Brody, SHARE’s Japanese breast cancer support group facilitator, and included nurses, administrators and not for profit leaders eager to learn about how SHARE operates.

Ninth Annual T.E.A.L. Walk Recap

Hundreds of participants, including friends, family and caregivers, gathered at Prospect Park on September 9 for the 9th annual Brooklyn T.E.A.L. Walk/Run. Hosted by the non-profit organization T.E.A.L. (Tell Every Amazing Lady), the event is held every September during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and seeks to celebrate survivors of the disease while also honoring those who’ve died from it.

Recap: SHARE’s Pink and Teal Young Professionals Fundraising Event

SHARE’s Pink and Teal Young Professionals Group recently gathered together to host a special fundraiser for SHARE’s work for women with breast and ovarian cancers. Billed as a night of networking and music, the event was held August 24 at Esther and Carol, a chic bistro and lounge in Manhattan, and had over 100 people in attendance!

The evening began with an open bar meet and greet where guests were given the opportunity to mingle over free drinks.

Clinical Implications of Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in MBC

By Joan Mancuso

In working hard to develop systemic treatments for breast cancer, scientists are rigorously conducting research on targeting our immune system. Along with that, work by Dr. Max Wicha has shed light on understanding how cancer stem cells (CSC) contribute to the growth and spread of tumors, as well as how these cells interact with the immune system.

Recap: We Run for Hope 5K/10K Run and Walk

Runners and walkers from around the city gathered at Flushing Meadows Park on Sunday, June 4, to participate in the 5th Annual We Run for Hope 5K/10K Run and Walk. The annual event honors patients and survivors of cancer, as well as the memory of those who died from the disease, and raised funds for SHARE's programming.

Recap of “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Don Dizon

SHARE, in partnership with the online platform HealthUnlocked, recently hosted our first ever “Ask Me Anything”, or AMA, on our ovarian cancer community. The event, held on June 14 and modeled after the widely popular Reddit AMA sessions, provided members of our site with the opportunity to get their questions about ovarian cancer answered directly by a renowned expert in the field.

Potential Benefits for NYC Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

SHARE would like to let its constituents know about a program that offers benefits to women in New York City who may have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer as a result of 9/11.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 established a World Trade Center Health Program to provide high-quality, compassionate healthcare for survivors of 9/11 who lived, worked, or were attending school in the area.

National Helpline:
844-ASK-SHARE