In the News – Women’s Cancers

Side effects not a major problem for new class of breast cancer drugs

July 17, 2017 Medical News Today


How statins could be more effective in treatment of ovarian cancer

July 14, 2017 Science Daily


Risk-Reducing Mastectomy Questioned for BRCA Mutation Carriers With Prior Ovarian Cancer

July 3, 2017 Science Daily


Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer


Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers holds 5K walk, festival

May 25, 2017 Allston-Brighton Post


CT Technology Shows How Blood Flow Can Predict Effectiveness of Ovarian Cancer Treatment

June 28, 2017


New Technology Can Detect Tiny Ovarian Tumors

April 10, 2017


January 24, 2017


January 22, 2017


January 26, 2016

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OCRF and OCNA Join Forces

Merger to create largest global ovarian cancer policy advocacy and research organization WASHINGTON — Today, two of the nation’s foremost ovarian cancer policy advocacy and research organizations, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund announced a merger, forming the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA). This move comes at a critical time for ovarian cancer research, when scientific discoveries are rapidly increasing but federal funding is not keeping pace to support this progress. The newly formed OCRFA will be the largest global organization dedicated to advocating for policies that give women access to the services they need before, during and after a diagnosis, and advancing critical ovarian cancer research.


December 2015

Catholic Memorial High School (West Roxbury, MA) recently presented the Vince in Bono Malum award to The Julie Fund founder and CEO Peter McAvinn (’83). The award is the highest tribute the school bestows on select graduates.
The Vince in Bono Malum award recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves either in their professional accomplishments or their service to community. Peter was honored for founding The Julie Fund for Womens Cancers and for fostering the growth of the Fund.
Vince in Bono Malum is Catholic Memorial’s school motto. Translated from Latin it means, Conquer Evil By Doing Good. “I can not think of a more fitting honor for Peter,” said CM President Emeritus Paul Sheff (’62). “From the evil, in a sense that ovarian cancer brings to a woman and her family, Peter created a great good with The Julie Fund for Womens Cancers.”


May 19, 2015

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The Julie Fund for Women’s Cancers was highlighted in the Summer 2015 edition of Wellesley Weston Magazine – check it out:


March 15, 2015

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ASU Researchers search for telltale signs of ovarian cancer



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March 10, 2015


February 17, 2015

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New Therapeutic Strategy Discovered for Ovarian Cancer


December 19. 2014

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December 8, 2014 –
Ovarian Cancer Superhero Diem Brown’s Most Powerful Moment


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December 7, 2014
WHO Releases New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention

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November 14, 2014 –
FDA Approves Avastin plus Chemotherapy


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September 22, 2014 –
How to Break the News (Good or Bad) About Cancer