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Our Mission.

Our mission is to raise funds for ovarian cancer research and increase awareness of the symptoms of this disease.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Meet Ffoster


KOH is proud to be  sponsoring Ffoster as part of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center's Ovarian Cancer Detection Program.  The center is the nation's premier research and educational facility dedicated to harnessing the unique strengths of canine partners for public safety and human health.  As part of the Ovarian Cancer Detection Study being conducted, she will be an integral part of the ongoing research to improve and identify an effective means of early detection of ovarian cancer.  This research was recently featured on NBC Nightly News!
 
Please consider being a part of our DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ONLINE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN and support KOH in our sponsorship of Ffoster as a research dog in this promising and exciting project.
And consider joining us for our Morristown walk on September 7 where our guest will be the one and only Ffoster.
 

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2014 ANNUAL WALKS

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Morristown, Sept 7th, 2014
Lyndhurst, Sept 14th Avon, Sept 27th


Get more WALK info      KOH's W-9
 

Ovarian Cancer Talk on Sept. 22nd

Participate in a Live Video Chat With the Experts from Roswell Park Cancer Institute

[Straight from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., to your computer or mobile device, four leading experts in ovarian cancer will broadcast a live, interactive video chat from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014.The multidisciplinary panel of clinicians, researchers and genetic specialists will discuss the latest in ovarian cancer research and new discoveries in immunotherapy and personalized medicine that are translating into new hope for patients. Topics will also include early detection for those at high risk, genetic predisposition for the disease, resources and advice for survivors and the latest in prevention.
Panel Members
Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
Dr. Adekunle "Kunle" Odunsi is Chair of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Executive Director of the Center for Immunotherapy and Co-Leader of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy research program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Dr. Odunsi is the principle investigator for the Roswell Park and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Ovarian Cancer SPORE grant, which aims to develop a comprehensive, translational approach to improving survival for ovarian cancer patients.
Yeong "Christopher" Choi, PhD
Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor of Oncology and Director of the Center for Immunotherapy Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Therapeutic Cell Production Facility at Roswell Park. He has spent a decade in the development of cell and gene-based therapies to improve the medical outcome of life-threatening diseases.
Mollie Hutton, MS, CGC
Mollie Hutton is a Certified Genetic Counselor in the Clinical Genetics Service Department at Roswell Park. She identifies genetic factors associated with hereditary cancer syndromes and calculates increased familial risk.
Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS
Kirsten Moysich, PhD, MS, is a Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control and Department of Immunology. She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the RPCI-UPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE project, and is the Co-Leader of the RPCI Gynecological Cancer Disease Site Research Group, which focuses on translational ovarian cancer research.
View the Chat on September 22
To view the chat, visit RoswellPark.org/OvarianCancerTalk from 6 - 7 pm EDT on Monday, September 22, 2014. You may also follow along on Twitter using hashtag #OvarianCancerTalk or on RoswellPark's facebook page.
Pre-submit Your Questions
The panel will address both pre-submitted questions and questions submitted live during the discussion. Pre-submission is highly encouraged, as time will not allow all questions to be addressed.

 Chronic Disease Seminar Oct 1st, 2014



KOH Grant Funds Innovative Research

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pennsylvannia Study



Nov 18, 2013 KOH visited Penn Vet Working Dog facility. They watched as three dogs were being trained to pick out the ovarian cancer tissue sample. 

 


KOH provided a grant to help fund this research.


 

 

In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 photo, Jonathan Ball practices with Tsunami in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. 
Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path.
An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better survival rates for the disease, which is particularly deadly because it's often not caught until an advanced stage.

The ovarian cancer detection study is being funded by an $80,000 grant from the Madison, N.J.-based Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation

Click to Read Full AP Article
 


WINGS OF HOPE
 KOH is honored that our Vice President, Carole Fagella, is the recipient of the Cancer Support Community of Central NJ's Spirit of Courage award this year.  Carole's battle with O/C continues and so does her never ending activism in the fight against this disease and her tireless efforts to educate others about O/C. 


KOH's Lynn Franklin (left) with Carole Fagella (right)

KOH ACTIVISM

KOH has renewed its partnership with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Wahington DC.  Delegates from KOH will attend advocacy sessions in The House of Representatives and the Senate again in 2013 to promote national Ovarian Cancer initiatives on Capitol Hill.


KOH's Carole Fagella gives Award to US Senator Robert Menendez

Vice President, Carole Fagella, presented Senator Robert Menendez with an award from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance in Washington DC in 2011.  Carole has represented KOH as a delegate and lobbyist in the Senate and the House of Representatives  for the past 5 years.  She participates annually in Capitol Hill Advocacy Day with our partner organization, OCNA
 

At Right, Carole Fagella (3rd from left), pictured with her son ,  Alex (far right), and other  OCNA delegates honor Senator Robert Menendez for his continued support of the ovarian cancer community .  Senator Menendez  was recognized with an outstanding achievement award  by the OC National Alliance for his strong support of ovarian cancer initiatives on Capitol Hill

 

KOH Funds Grants

KOH Funded a Grant That is a Published Poster Display at the 2012 Society of Gynecologic Oncology and at the 2012 National Annual Meeting of the Association of Clinical Oncology

KOH's Scientific Advisory Board chooses our grant recipients with great care and knowledge.  Proof lies with the American Society of Clinical Oncology's choice for a display at their 2012 National meeting presented by MSKCC researchers with funding from KOH - research which was supported by a grant from KOH!  click to view summary

Pictured above is Dr. David Hyman, recipient of 2011 KOH Grant Award
 


KOH 2010 Grant Recipient Honored by SGO

Dr. Sarah Adams, of the University of Pennsyvania Medical Center, was honored by the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists for her research project at SGO's 2012 Annual Meeting. Dr. Adams presented a power point presentation outlining her research with BRCA tumors.  Dr. Adam's ovarian cancer research was funded by a grant from KOH.

Click to view PowerPoint Presentation
 

KOH is very proud of its Scientific Advisory Committee and the brilliant researchers it selects to give financial grants to each year.


Presentation of $15,000 check to Community Medical Center- Toms River

 In 2012, KOH donated $15K to the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ.
Pictured above from Left to Right are: Kathy Lynch, Stephanie Bloom, Mariclaire Scott, Janice Carey
Stephanie Bloom is President and Chief Executive Officer at Community Medical Center-
This money donated by KOH will be used to assist with robotic gynecological oncology surgery for women!


 Fourteen Years of Passionate Activism!

The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation (KOH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises funds and acts as the primary advocate for ovarian cancer activism in the New Jersey area. KOH was founded in 2000 by three ovarian cancer survivors who turned their experiences with ovarian cancer into passionate activism.

The hope in Kaleidoscope of Hope represents the difference that early diagnostic tests or disease-specific therapy can make in the lives of women and their families.

Since 2000, the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation has raised and awarded over $2.5 million to help fund research for early detection and new treatment options.

With a little bit of hope and your help, we can boost the survival rates of women affected by ovarian cancer and change lives. Learn more about KOH.
 


 VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

KOH is looking for men and women volunteers to help in the following areas:

  • Identify and write grants
  • Computer, social networking skills
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising activities
If you are interested in helping KOH raise funds for research and awareness of Ovarian Cancer then please e-mail info@kohnj.org .  You may also call us at 973-644-0500.   COME JOIN US!

 

PBS SPECIAL:

Can Dogs Detect
Cancer by Smell?

PBS News Special Report
investigaes UPENN's
Vet Program and Ffoster, 
the dog sponsored by KOH!

Watch this PBS News Special


NY TIMES

Features Dr. Otto of UPENN
and the training of dogs to
sniff out ovarian cancer.
Watch this News Update


MSKCC, Ranked #1 in Nation for Cancer Care, Thanks KOH for its Support 

Read the note!

 



New Genetic link to lethal
ovarian cancer has potentially
been identified


Cathy's Story

Cathy's story is her personal
experience with ovarian
cancer.  The video is
produced by the
WAI FOUNDATION, a new
ovarian cancer initiative and
website created by a daughter
whose mother survived late
stage ovarian cancer. 
Visit their website  and
their facebook page