Ovations for the Cure Adds Medical Professional's Voice to Ovarian Cancer Blog

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Dr. Ursula Matulonis will post regularly on the Whisper Network.


The Whisper Network is a place for ovarian cancer survivors and supporters to express their thoughts and reach out to one another

The ovarian cancer community has a new resource for support and information, thanks to Ovations for the Cure.

The ovarian cancer foundation announced today that their medical advisor, Dr. Ursula Matulonis, will start posting regularly on Ovations for the Cure's Whisper Network blog (http://www.ovationsforthecure.org/whispernetwork), providing readers around the world with information on the latest ovarian cancer research and treatment.

"The Whisper Network is a place for ovarian cancer survivors and supporters to express their thoughts and reach out to one another," Ovations for the Cure's Director of Operations Lisa Tocci said. "Dr. Matulonis' expert perspective will add an additional layer of information to this already valuable resource."

The inclusion of a medical professional to an ovarian cancer blog is an important step for the ovarian cancer community. While most blogs bring patients' and caregivers' perspectives, Dr. Matulonis one of the few medical professionals dedicated to blogging regularly and exclusively about ovarian cancer.

The Director of Medical Gynecological Oncology at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, Dr. Matulonis is one of the leading cancer researchers in the nation. She earned her MD from Albany Medical College in New York and completed an internship and residency at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on gynecologic malignancies.

The Whisper Network's holistic approach to providing information about ovarian cancer mirrors the overall mission of Ovations for the Cure, which has been dedicated to supporting research, treatment and patient awareness of ovarian cancer since its inception in 2006. Their site, http://www.ovationsforthecure.org, is one of the leading online resources for people affected by ovarian cancer, with a growing web audience that approached 15,000 last month.

About Ovations for the Cure
Ovations for the Cure is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the research, patient outreach and awareness of ovarian cancer. Since its founding in 2006, the organization has donated more than $1.25 million to ovarian cancer research, distributed more than 250,000 awareness brochures in doctors' offices nationwide and comforted thousands of patients through its Happy Feet Program. For more information about Ovations, please visit http://www.ovationsforthecure.org.


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