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Meg Newton, HIPEC patient and late-stage cancer survivor

Advances in treating ovarian cancer put Meg Newton back on her horse

Meg Newton turned to doctors at UC Irvine Health who vowed to try everything to treat her ovarian cancer.


Dr. Robert Bristow, director of UC Irvine's Ovarian Cancer Center

Targeting hidden ovarian cancer cells

HIPEC, a procedure that bathes the abdomen with heated chemotherapy drugs, helps prevent ovarian cancer cells from spreading.

UC Irvine gynecologic oncologists Dr. Krishnansu Tewari and Dr. Leslie Randall

Battling gynecologic cancers

UC Irvine gynecologic oncologists fight back with advanced treatments and leading-edge research.


Alice Hernandez-Gaona's ovarian cancer is in remission and she continues to win awards for her old master's style paintings.

A brush with ovarian cancer

Still-life painter Alice Hernandez-Gaona plans to be among the 30 percent of women who beat the ovarian cancer odds and survive the deadly disease.


Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Robert E. Bristow performs robot-assisted and other minimally invasive procedures.

Quality care boosts ovarian cancer survival

Of the 15,500 women who die of ovarian cancer each year, a disproportionate number of them are poor and African American women who lack access to quality care, a UC Irvine study has found.