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Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum, LLC Announces Ovarcome as Partner Member

Orlando, Florida, November 28, 2016…..The Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum announced today that Ovarcome Non Profit, Inc. of Houston, Texas has become a Partner Member of the Continuum. Under the terms of the agreement, services of the Continuum will be available to supporters and friends of Ovarcome and Ovarcome will derive additional funding for Ovarcome programs through the Continuum’s member program. The partnership between the Continuum and Ovarcome will be rolled out for launch on January 2, 2017.

Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum, LLC Announces Partnership with StoreMyTumor

Orlando, Florida, September 6, 2016…..The Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum announced today that StoreMyTumor has partnered with the Continuum to provide tumor tissue storage services and education for clients and patients of the Continuum. Under the terms of the agreement, StoreMyTumor will provide tumor tissue storage services at no charge to patients and members of the Continuum for the first year, after their initial processing and kit fee. The partnership between the Continuum and StoreMyTumor is effective immediately.

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Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum, LLC Announces Olympic Gold Medalist & Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shannon Miller as Brand Ambassador

The Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum announced today that Shannon Miller, America’s most decorated Olympic gymnast with 7 Olympic medals including two gold, has partnered with the Continuum to serve as the Continuum’s Brand Ambassador. The partnership between the Continuum and the gymnastics legend is effective immediately.

Speaking from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Shannon stated, “When an individual and their family are facing a cancer diagnosis, credible resources, support and most of all hope are critical. The Joan L. Kidd MD Fight for Life Continuum offers each of these and more. I am honored to be their Brand Ambassador and to continue my role in offering awareness and hope to the courageous men and women who face cancer head on. This support is truly necessary for both the cancer patient and their caregivers.”

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Hard to Treat Pancreatic Cancer Responds to Immunotherapy

Pancreatic cancer is one of the more difficult forms of cancer to diagnose, resulting in a low survival rate. A recent study found that immunotherapy for cancer holds great promise for more effective treatment.

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35 deaths linked to scope infections after Olympus told Executives not to warn hospitals

Don't tell — unless they ask.

Thirty-five people died in the United States after contracting infections from contaminated medical scopes made by Olympus Corp. in the years after a company official told American executives not to issue widespread warnings to U.S. hospitals "about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes," a new report says.

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More than 60 percent of Ovarian Cancer patients do not receive recommended treatment, study shows

LOS ANGELES (March 11, 2013)–Women are 30 percent less likely to die of ovarian cancer if they have guideline-recommended treatment, yet nearly two-thirds of those with the disease do not receive it, often because they are cared for at hospitals that treat a small number of ovarian cancer patients. These are the findings of a study of more than 13,000 patients being presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Los Angeles, March 9-12.

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Sean Parker sets up $250 million cancer immunotherapy collaboration

By Deena Beasley

(Reuters) - A $250 million grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker, announced on Wednesday, aims to speed development of more effective cancer treatments by fostering collaboration among leading researchers in the field.

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The Joan L. Kidd Fight for Life Continuum, LLC Launch Date Announced

Launch Date Announced at Orlando Museum of Art

The Joan L. Kidd Fight for Life Continuum, LLC is pleased to announce that the official launch will be Friday, July 1, 2016. The launch event will be held at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6:30 pm to 9 pm The project was inspired by Dr. Joan L. Kidd and her experience together with her husband in their battle with Ovarian Cancer. This project will address the significant issues of the lapse of care in battling terminal illness and its complications, with the first focus being on Ovarian and other related Gynecologic cancers. The goal of the Continuum is to insure that the lives of women battling ovarian cancer may be extended with a quality of life acceptable to each individual patient, and that all options for treatment are made available. In the future, the Continuum will turn its attention to other life threatening cancers.

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Immunotherapy drug sustains father of 5 living with stage 4 bladder cancer

By Melinda Carstensen

FoxNews.com

Kevin Williamson has coached every one of his five children’s basketball teams, but in recent years, stage 4 bladder cancer has forced him to sit on the sidelines. Now, he’s back on the court— coaching his only daughter’s team— thanks in large part to an immunotherapy drug that has shrunk his tumors and stopped them from spreading further.

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Launch Event

An Evening of Hope

The launch event of the Continuum was held recently at the Orlando Museum of Art with a large turnout. After a brief reception, the evening program included a presentation of the Mission of the Continuum, followed by a one time, live recorded concert by the Beautiful Music Orchestra with Voices, performing some of Dr. Joan Kidd’s favorite music. Members who support the work of the Continuum receive significant benefits in the form of a national merchant discount program.

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