Free Webinar for Women with Ovarian Cancer

Support Connection, Inc. announces a free national educational webinar: Genetics and Genomics of Ovarian Cancer will be offered on Mon., March 1, from noon - 1pm NY time. Open to women nationwide who have or have had ovarian cancer. To learn more or to pre-register, call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290 by 5 pm (NY time) on Fri., Feb. 26.

Genetics refers to the study of genes and the way that certain traits or conditions are passed down from one generation to another. Genomics describes the study of all of a person’s genes (the genome.)

In this webinar for women with ovarian cancer, topics will include: The latest research on genetics and genomics for ovarian cancer; How does your genetics affect treatment?; The importance and role of genomics as it pertains to treatment; PARP Inhibitors; The importance of genetics for family members. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

SPEAKER: Melissa Frey, M.D. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the division of gynecologic oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Frey specializes in all aspects of gynecologic oncology. Her research focuses on genetics and genomics in gynecologic cancer. She has presented her research at national and international meetings and has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Much of Dr. Frey’s research has focused on genetic syndromes that predispose to gynecologic cancer including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1/BRCA2) and Lynch syndrome.

Dr. Frey graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, graduating with honors in research. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine / NewYork-Presbyterian. She subsequently completed her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Frey has received numerous awards for her clinical excellence, surgical expertise and medical research, as well as many teaching awards.

SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through our toll-free hotline and website we serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"> or call 914- 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.