Mission:  promote ovarian cancer awareness and education; support those diagnosed and survivors; and advocate for public policy and funding.

Local Presentations, Classes, and Workshops

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Compass Oncology, Rose Quarter location, 265 N. Broadway, Portland
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    The Latest on Diagnosis and Treatment 

    Join us for the annual Ovarian Cancer Medical Update on Tuesday, June 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm. The update will focus on ovarian cancer information including the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment. There will also be a segment on genetic counseling and testing.

    This event is free to any ovarian cancer survivor, family member and/or guest. Registration is required as space is limited.

    Dr. Lisa McCluskey, MD, is the featured speaker along with an expert on genetic counseling, Becky Clark, MS, CGCThis event is presented in conjunction with Compass Oncology.

    Parking is available onsite. Compliments of Compass Oncology, light snacks will be provided.

    Note: we define "Survivor" as any woman who has ever received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, whether she is N.E.D. (yeah!), in current treatment for a first-time diagnosis, or facing a recurrence.

Past Educational Events

02 Oct 2018 Legacy Health Awareness Event at Salmon Creek
17 Sep 2018 Legacy Health Awareness Event at Meridian Park
13 Sep 2018 12th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium
05 Sep 2018 Legacy Health Awareness Event at Good Sam
28 Jul 2018 No-Host Nosh (Lunch for Survivors & Friends)
12 Jun 2018 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
07 Jun 2018 Survivor Luncheon in Medford
20 May 2018 "By Your Side" chemo care kit assembly "party"
19 May 2018 Workshops on Communicating Effectively & Fear of Recurrence
01 May 2018 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2018, hosted by Compass Oncology
20 Apr 2018 Facebook Live with Dr. Bruegl and Super Hero Sherry Hanson
14 Apr 2018 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon
11 Apr 2018 Alexandra Fuller: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
07 Apr 2018 Answer 2 Cancer
07 Feb 2018 Ruth Wariner: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
20 Jan 2018 No-Host Nosh (Lunch for Survivors & Friends)
10 Jan 2018 Super Hero Takeover
20 Dec 2017 Webinar: BRCA Genetics in the News by Sharsheret
18 Dec 2017 Facebook Live with Dr. Bruegl and Survivor Becki McC
12 Sep 2017 Legacy Health Awareness Events
06 Sep 2017 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
21 Jun 2017 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
07 May 2017 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon
05 Apr 2017 Jeanette Walls: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
11 Mar 2017 Portland Women's Expo -- Super Heroes In Session!
21 Feb 2017 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2017, hosted by Compass Oncology
08 Feb 2017 Marin Alsop: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
06 Feb 2017 Webinar: Update on ACA and public policy with OCRFA Chad Ramsey
04 Dec 2016 2016 Year-End Letter: Read It Now!
28 Nov 2016 Webinar: Managing Recurrence -- What You Need to Know
16 Nov 2016 Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
07 Nov 2016 Always More to Learn -- Advances in Breast and Ovarian Cancer
05 Nov 2016 Complementary Medicine Workshop
26 Oct 2016 Webinar: Info Session on Becoming a Scientific Research Advocate
06 Oct 2016 SHARE webinar: Fear of Recurrence for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survivors
28 Sep 2016 Mariel Hemingway: VOICES Lecture Series in Portland
28 Sep 2016 Cancer Down There
22 Sep 2016 Webinar: Stand Up to Cancer Ovarian Cancer Dream Team Update
20 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on ADVANCED Ovarian Cancer
15 Sep 2016 SHARE webinar: Strategies for Long-term Management of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
12 Sep 2016 11th Biennial Marsha Rivkin Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium
07 Sep 2016 CancerCare webinar: Update on Ovarian Cancer
20 Jun 2016 Ovarian Cancer Medical Update
23 Apr 2016 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon with Speaker Dr. Amanda Bruegl
02 Apr 2016 Women's Expo -- OvCa Advocacy
12 Mar 2016 "Woman to Woman" Mentor Training at OHSU
08 Mar 2016 Gyn Cancer Support Group Meeting in Corvallis
05 Mar 2016 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2016 Advancements in Breast Cancer Treatment 2016, hosted by Compass Oncology
20 Feb 2016 Survivor Luncheon in Eugene
11 Jan 2016 Women's Cancer Support Group, hosted by Compass Oncology
10 Oct 2015 "Woman to Woman" program Mentor Training at OHSU
10 Oct 2015 Survivor Luncheon in Centralia
09 Sep 2015 Portland Proclamation Day -- Declaring September "Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month"
24 Jul 2015 2015 Ovarian Cancer National Conference, hosted by OCNA
16 Jun 2015 Medical Update Seminar in partnership with Compass Oncology
06 Jun 2015 Peer Mentor Training: refresh your skills or become a NEW Peer Mentor and help women with ovarian cancer.
18 May 2015 Info Session: Everything You Want to Know About BRCA Genes, But Were Afraid to Ask
09 May 2015 Tracy Maxwell: Guest Speaker at the Survivor and Volunteer Lunch
09 May 2015 Survivor and Volunteer Luncheon, with Speaker and OvCa Survivor Tracy Maxwell. Sponsored by Compass Oncology.
08 May 2015 AM Northwest Hosts Tracy Maxwell as a Guest
28 Apr 2015 CancerCare Web/Pod Cast on Ovarian Cancer
01 Apr 2015 Legacy Fitness Class
21 Mar 2015 Breast Cancer Issues Conference, hosted by Komen Oregon and SW WA
24 Feb 2015 Advancements in Breast Cancer, hosted by Compass Oncology
04 Feb 2015 N.E.D. Documentary Movie Screening on World Cancer Day 2015
10 Jun 2014 OCAOSW’s Medical Update
20 Feb 2014 Unlocking the Secrets of Cancer Growth

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

There are a number of local organizations that offer various classes, presentations, and workshops throughout the year.  Check their calendars to get the most up-to-date information about their offerings.

Compass Oncology Educational Series

https://compassoncology.com/calendar/

These are classes that are open to the public for the benefit of patients and family members living with cancer. Space is limited and registration is required. 

Legacy Health Classes and Workshops

Cancer Classes and Groups

These are support groups and  classes on various topics.

OHSU Support Groups and Classes

https://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/cancer/patients/resources/support-groups.cfm

OHSU Fit Together Exercise Class

https://fittogethertraining.org/

FIT [Functional Improvement after Treatment] Together offers evidence-based, professionally led, group exercise classes to men and women recovering from treatment for cancer.

Kaiser Classes and Workshops

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/html/public/specialties/cancer/resources

Look Good, Feel Better:

http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/

These nationwide group programs are offered in various health and community settings. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and high quality skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn how to wear wigs, scarves, and other accessories.

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