May, 23 2018
twice a year the “Deutsche Stiftung für Eierstockkrebs” publishes their magazine “Die zweite Stimme”. For the upcoming (Q4 2018/Q1 2019) issue we are looking for photos of long-term-survivors to bolster up affected women.
Beside this campaign, where we would like you to send in your personal photos, we are going to additionally hire a professional photographer for fall/autumn 2018 to shoot portraits of our patients.
Our main goal is to set up a circulating exhibition with the collection of these artistically staged photos.
We would like to point out the strong women who are constantly fighting against ovarian cancer.
Please feel free to get to us with our contact form.
Besides German, Austrian and Belgian, also Swiss patients are now ready for recruitment.
January 08, 2018
Jalid Sehouli, MD, professor, director of the Clinic Campus Virchow and Campus Benjamin Franklin Charité Center Gynecology, Charité – Universitatsmedizin Berlin, discusses the unmet needs for patients with ovarian cancer.
There are many unmet needs, says Sehouli, because patients with ovarian cancer live longer but the cure rate still remains low. Increasing the standard of care could improve patient outcomes since not all patients receive the adequate treatment, explains Sehouli.
Further biomarker development could improve the identification of patients who need a maintenance approach.
11. November 2017
Last year’s congress of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology has brought new results for curative treatment of advanced ovarian cancer – the most common cause of ascites. Patients can soon benefit by a new targeted therapy. Furthermore there has also been a transition to more lymph node obtaining surgeries.
Besides that Prof. Sehouli presents the interesting results of a medical survey about therapy goals and preferences of patients with ovarian cancer (German):
Dr. Hannah Woopen of Charité Centrum Frauen-, Kinder- & Jugendmedizin mit Perinatalzentrum & Humangenetik CC 17 (2nd left foreground) introduces the projects “Carolin meets HANNA” – Langzeitüberleben mit Eierstockkrebs to our female patients of the support group.
the project Carolin meets Hanna is very important to us and apart from the survey in different countries we would like to carry out various scientific analyses of the affected women in Germany, for which we need your support. These include analyses of the immune system, tumor biology, vitamin metabolism and new prognostic factors. Our financial resources are limited to the current scope of the project.
We need your support to print the questionnaires in different languages and to expand the project.
On the homepage of betterplace.org you have the opportunity to support the project. You are also welcome to use the donation button on this page.
We are happy to inform you in detail about the individual projects and thank you for your support.
At this year’s 9th International Charité Mayo Conference, we consulted interesting interlocutors in interviews on the long-term survival of women with ovarian cancer.
Miss Dr Woopen in conversation with Prof. Sehouli on the study Carolin meets Hanna:
Mr Dr Birrer from Boston gives a statement to the topic long-term-survivors: