Meet a Campus Ambassador: Sanjana


The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free health education workshops. Rivkin EDU campus ambassadors are the feet-on-the-ground Rivkin Center representatives at universities across the west coast, helping set up workshops, identify opportunities to reach more students, and so much more. Say hello to Sanjana Vookati, a Rivkin EDU campus ambassador at the University of Colorado, Boulder. […]

If You’re at Higher Risk: 3 questions to ask your doctor

If you think you might be at high risk for ovarian and breast cancer, you should contact your healthcare provider to discuss your risk and find out what you can do to lower your risk. What questions should I ask my doctor about my breast and ovarian cancer risk? Not sure where to start? Here […]

Meet an Instructor: Olivia Counihan

The Rivkin Center’s education program provides free ovarian and breast health education parties (workshops). Instructors educate women about their breast and ovarian health and cancer risks. Say hello to Olivia Counihan, one of our instructors and former University of Washington campus ambassador. ABOUT OLIVIA Where are you from? I’m from Mercer Island, WA. Where do […]

Exciting News for Women with Newly Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer

We’re excited to share results of three recent studies that provide hope for women with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer. The studies, reported at the annual meeting of the European Society of Medical Oncology and two of which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently, show that three different types of PARP inhibitors […]

How Genetic Testing Helped Our Family Navigate Breast and Ovarian Cancer

My mother-in-law, Marcia, was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38. Her older sister had been treated for breast cancer a few years before, so Marcia knew what to expect. Medicine had not yet linked genetics to cancer risk.   Years later, science discovered the BRCA gene mutation and its link to breast […]