September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 58 will develop ovarian
cancer during her lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer this year,
and more than 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer annually.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is dedicated to raising awareness and increasing education about ovarian cancer.
Established in 1995, the organization is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with this cancer.
LifeScience Moment: Food Additives Amendments are passed."
On September 6, 1958, the Food Additives Amendments were passed, requiring that food additives, including preservatives, emulsifiers,
and other functional additives, be subject to premarket testing.
Today, the FDA must review the safety of food and color additives before manufacturers and distributors can market them. To initiate this
review, the FDA requires sponsors to submit a petition or notification that includes test data demonstrating the safety of the intended use of the
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