World ovarian cancer day 9th of May 2021

International program 9 – 10 am

Free livestream

The german ovarian cancer foundation arranges every year in may the world ovarian cancer day in Berlin and streams the interactive event online. This special date serves as occasion to raise awareness of the public to the still tabooed and life threatening disease that is ovarian cancer. Every year around 7400 women are affected by ovarian, tubal or peritoneum cancer in germany alone. The tumour often comes unrecognised with unspecific symptoms like stomach ache and is therefore often diagnosed at very late stages of the disease. For this reason the prognosis for patients is unsatisfactory. Ovarian cancer is in the general public, as well as in the medical field, not well known, which impacts the prognosis even more negatively, despite the recent groundbreaking advances in operational and medicamentous cancer therapy.

On Sunday, the 09th of May the world ovarian cancer day takes place again online as a live streaming event due to the current corona pandemic. Doctors, experts, self-help groups, local and regional competence centres give comprehensive information for patients, relatives and everyone interested. Next to medical presentations the program covers a wide array of different activities with an holistic approach to inspire and heal. This year, the focus is on the benefits of theatre and theatrical expression for people affected.

English program

09 – 10 am  

Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli & Susanne Fechner

Dr. Murat Gültekin & Icó Tóth

„Breaking news ovarian cancer –  Maintenance therapy”
Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli                  

 “Clinical trials project” 
Birthe Lemley & Andrea Krull

“Current international clinical trials”
Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli

“This is the German Ovarian Cancer Foundation”  
Susanne Fechner & Lisa Sintermann

Good bye & see you soon
Prof. Dr. Jalid Sehouli & Susanne Fechner

10 am – 13:30 pm 

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Susanne Fechner & Lisa Sintermann
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