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Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Update
We had an excellent meeting with Dr. Robert Dillman and CSR biotech personnel recently. The first phase of this project should launch by 11/15/2013. This first phase will involve collecting ovarian cancer specimen from six patients, and making individual vaccines for each patient. We need to do this to prove that the vaccine production process is perfected. We will then be able to move on to the actual vaccine trial, involving approximately ninety six patients. Hopefully the trial will start in January/February of 2014. If you would like to make a donation to support this “first in the world” trial, this can be done either in person at our office located at 351 Hospital Road Suite 506 Newport Beach, CA., 92663 or online at
Metformin Ovarian Cancer Trial
NYWCRF is actively working with the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Gynecologic Oncology Associates of Newport Beach to design a first line trial adding metformin to gold standard taxol/carboplatin chemotherapy treatment. Several retrospective trials have shown that metformin may be useful in treating cancer and possibly preventing cancer from developing. UNC has extensive animal data suggesting that this new combination might improve ovarian cancer cure rates. This will be a first in the world trial in humans. We expect the treatment to be well tolerated. Since metformin is off patent, no pharmaceutical company will fund the trial. NYWCRF will therefore fund this important trial itself. If you would like to help support this trial you can make a tax deductible donation on our website at,
NYWCRF and Karen Leary Memorial Foundation Collaboration
Dr. Micha, founder and president of NYWCRF, and Erika Saiko, Executive Director of the Karen Leary Memorial Foundation (KLMF) had an excellent lengthy teleconference recently. KLMF is a new foundation based in Hong Kong and New York City, and is dedicated to improving cure rates of women with cervical cancer. KLMF is especially focused on improving cervix cancer care in Hong Kong since that area lacks pap screening and HPV vaccine programs.
NYWCRF looks to helping KLMF succeed and achieve their mission of reducing deaths from cervical cancer. We have the same mission and the more researchers, education, health care administrators, and donors that join our cause the sooner new cures will be found.
In Memory of
Jacqualine was 26 years old when she was diagnosed with stage IIB Cervical cancer. Of course the initial shock of the word cancer brought her to her knees in tears, but she picked herself up and stood strong in her faith. She gathered courage and marched forward in her fight, never having a pity party, whoa is me, or complaint. Through all the surgeries, the chemo, the radiation, she fought the fight as hard as she could. She eventually lost the battle, but the fight continues as we join The Nancy Yeary Women’s Cancer Research Foundation. Will you help us by donating in Jacqualine’s memory as we continue to search for the cure?
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