This year in the United States, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Nearly 70% of these women are diagnosed at an advanced stage. This disease is often called the silent killer because symptoms can be so vague. These women will face the fight of their lives.
The Stiletto Sprint benefits the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund:
100% of net proceeds from the Stiletto Sprint stay local, supporting research conducted by Levine Cancer Institute physicians to advance the treatment and early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Funds also support patient education and community outreach programs.
Changing the Course of Cancer Care:
In one way or another, cancer has impacted all of us. At Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, providing care means focusing on the person, not just the disease. Thanks to extraordinary community support, LCI is made possible by a $20 million leadership gift from the Leon Levine Foundation.
With more than 25 cancer care locations, LCI provides access to top-ranked physician expertise, groundbreaking clinical trials, and the latest cancer treatments. Led by internationally renowned cancer researcher and medical oncologist Dr. Derek Raghavan, the mission is to redefine the role of a traditional cancer center by bringing cancer research and clinical innovations closer to patients.
The epicenter of the new cancer institute network opened in October 2012 on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The highly visible new building houses nine clinics plus infusion, palliative care, clinical trial centers, a highly impressive Radiation Oncology Therapy Center, and the region’s first Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit.
Recently, the Institute announced plans for a significant expansion, which will allow for further development of several cancer treatment areas. This includes heightened research efforts around novel treatments, as well as improvements to existing survivorship, palliative and rehabilitation programs that will support patients and their families throughout their care journey.