In Case of Recurrence
One of the realities of ovarian cancer is the concern of recurrence. While it is best not to live with continual anxiety about the possibility, it is wise to have a plan in case it happens. If ovarian cancer does recur, it can be helpful to have a “molecular profile” of the tumor done in order to see what mutations are present in the cancer (this is in addition to the BRCA genetic testing that may have been done to determine family inheritance). This is also a time to consider clinical trials, before the use of more chemo reduces the opportunity to join a study. (See more about Genetic Considerations).
NOCC booklet - Ovarian Cancer Resource Guide for women with recurrent disease
“Learning that you have recurrent ovarian cancer brings on many new fears, concerns and questions. You may feel similar to how you felt when you were newly diagnosed, however, some women say they feel more uncertain following a recurrence…The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition hopes this booklet will help you to make informed decisions about your treatment for recurrence and be proactive in managing your health. “
The Clearity Foundation
Tumor Blueprint / Molecular Profile for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
4365 Executive Drive, Suite 1500, San Diego, CA 92121
“The Clearity Foundation strives to help ovarian cancer patients and their physicians make better-informed treatment decisions based on molecular proﬁling of tumors. Our goal is to help women with recurrent ovarian cancer live longer, healthier lives….
The Clearity Foundation provides you with a personalized Tumor Blueprint designed to help inform therapy selection. We provide insights based on key features of your tumor at the molecular level. The Tumor Blueprint is generated by measuring a panel of protein biomarkers and detecting genetic changes in your tumor. Your Tumor Blueprint interpretative report suggests drug treatments that match and therefore may be more likely to be effective for you. Some of those drugs may be available through clinical trials for which you may be eligible.
Cost of the Tumor Blueprint
As a non-profit organization, Clearity Foundation provides its patient support services free of charge. Our services include molecular testing coordination, reporting and interpretation of results, and identification of clinical trials for which you may be eligible. The cost of the molecular testing will vary depending on your insurance.
Feel free to contact Clearity at 858.657.0282 with questions or concerns.”
Liver metastases specialists
Dr. Tony Brown
8200 E Belleview Ave, Suite 600E, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
Dr. Charles Nutting
Minimally Invasive Procedures Specialists
Bruckner Oncology – Traditional and Alternative Cancer Treatment
2330 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10469
“Traditional chemotherapy treatment uses chemical drugs in an effort to stop cancer cells from growing and hopefully eradicate the cancer. For many of our patients, chemotherapy represents an effective way to treat, and hopefully, eliminate cancer. At Bruckner Oncology, we provide a specific treatment plan and schedule to each patient comprised of agreed upon cancer fighting drugs to work toward fighting the cancer, as well as seeing the treatment through to support the entire process.
Alternative Cancer Treatment
A specialized, innovative treatment methodology for cancers that respond poorly to traditional approaches or have failed conventional therapy. Understanding Drug Resistance: Unfortunately, not all tumors are receptive to traditional chemotherapeutic regimens… Buckner Oncology is a pioneer in this area, leading the way in research and experience to allow physicians worldwide to better understand the what, why and how of chemotherapeutic drug combinations to enable the best arsenal of treatment options in the fight against all types of cancers.”
“DLS [Direct Laboratory Services, LLC] provides direct access laboratory testing for those who want to take charge of their own health and personally monitor their own wellness.
We assist in the prevention or early detection of disease by providing discounted, high quality online blood and laboratory testing services directly and confidentially to consumers.”