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

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.

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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Awareness Cup


The Joan L. Kidd MD Awareness Cup has been adopted by the World Senior Golf Federation and will hereafter be presented at the annual Awards Gala of the World Senior Golf Championships each year as the Joan L Kidd MD Goodwill Cup. The World Senior Golf Federation is an international golf competition among 28 member nations, which has been conducted annually for the last six decades. Joan participated in the competition and joined in fellowship with other competitors from around the world. We at the Continuum are humbled and pleased that the World Senior Golf Federation has chosen to honor her in this way.


For more information on World Senior Golf Federation: worldseniorgolf.com


"Great job everyone, on exceeding our fundraising goal on the Joan Kidd MD Ovarian Cancer Awareness Cup Golf Marathon last month and presentation to Florida Hospital Cancer Institute-The first of many events in the coming years! Sorry I was unable to be present for the presentation, but Joan and I were there with you in spirit!" --Tom Kidd

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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.