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Access to EML/Every Woman Study™:LMIC Edition Press Briefing
The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition (Coalition), announced that it will release findings from a new report titled, The Journey to More Equitable Ovarian Cancer Care, Access to Essential Medicines Roundtable Report, that identifies challenges and opportunities surrounding access and affordability of essential medicines in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) for women with ovarian cancer. The report summarizes insights from an April 2022 roundtable discussion convened by the Coalition, featuring a diverse panel of global experts including clinicians, policy experts, NGOs, and ovarian cancer patient advocates. Highlights of the report are to be presented prior to the International Gynecologic Cancer Society Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 8:00am EDT at the Arlo Nomad Hotel in Manhattan, NY, with a virtual option. THIS IS A FREE EVENT.


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Clara MacKay
CEO @World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
CEO of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Clara MacKay has over 20 years of experience in cancer advocacy, including senior level positions in UK organizations covering ovarian, pancreatic, bowel, prostate and breast cancer. Clara was a founding member of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition and Chair of Cancer 52– a network of nearly 100 cancer groups representing the interests of rare and less common cancers. In 2015 she was appointed to an Independent Cancer Taskforce established by NHS England to develop a five-year strategy for cancer services. After 25 years in the UK, Clara returned to her native Nova Scotia, Canada in 2016. In addition to her role with the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Clara the Chair of the national Canadian charity Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society. Clara has a BA in Politics and History from Mount Saint Vincent University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.
Mary Eiken
CEO @International Gynecologic Cancer Society
Mary Eiken has been a senior association executive for over 25 years with experience in the field of association management with the majority of time in gynecologic oncology both in the United States as well as Internationally. In April 2016 Mary became the first CEO of the International Gynecologic Oncology Society (IGCS). Her expertise in governance, policy, strategic planning, and volunteer leader engagement has brought incredible opportunities and positive change to the IGCS. Through a variety of strategic partnerships, new programs and revenue streams, IGCS has significantly enhanced its global footprint. Recently she led the IGCS Board in an exercise to develop a global health equity statement that is now the road map for all programming and activities at the organizational level as well as future partnerships.
Frances Reid
Dir. of Programmes and Every Woman Study™ Lead @World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Frances Reid has been the Programme Director for the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition since 2017. In that time, Frances devised and led the peer-reviewed Every Woman StudyTM (2018) charting global experiences of women with ovarian cancer. Findings from this study informed her work as the lead on the Coalition’s Global Ovarian Cancer Charter, launched at the Presidential Plenary of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society Annual Meeting in September 2020. Frances is now leading the newest version of the Study – The Every Woman StudyTM: Low- and Middle-Income Edition. Her work with women who have ovarian cancer began in 2003. In 2008, Frances co- founded Target Ovarian Cancer in the UK where she worked as Director of Public Affairs and Services. The power of patient experience and voices are fundamental to her work, and have been transformative in bringing together patient, clinical and policy viewpoints.
Robin Cohen
Co-Chair Every Woman Study™: LMIC Edition, Vice-Chair, World Ovarian Cancer Coalition @CEO, Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Robin Cohen is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, Vice Chair of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition and Vice President of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Society of Gynecologic Nurse Oncologists, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society and the Cambridge Who’s Who. She received Cure Magazine's Ovarian Cancer Hero Award in 2019. She has been recognized as one of the 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians.