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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Gene Mutations Sensitize Tumors to Specific Cancer Drugs, Study Shows

June 11, 2015 — Mutations in ARID1a, which are common in many cancer types, disrupt DNA damage repair in cancer cells, allowing the cancer to progress, scientists report. This gene may also be an Achilles' heel ... read more

Theranostic PET Takes on Both Ovarian and Prostate Cancer

June 8, 2015 — A first-in-human study shows how a powerful new drug finds and attaches itself to the ovarian and prostate cancer cells for both imaging and personalized cancer ... read more

Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers With a DNA Library

May 29, 2015 — Researcher are finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo and hope to eventually identify a different drug ... read more

Chemo Before Surgery Benefits Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

May 19, 2015 — Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a study. Delaying surgery also reduced the ... read more

Scientists Discover New Molecules That Kill Cancer Cells and Protect Healthy Cells

May 13, 2015 — Molecules could treat cervical, breast, ovarian, and lung cancers, new research in mice suggests. Scientists have found a new family of molecules that kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells, ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A long-standing mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary has been solved by researchers. The team also discovered how ovarian cells share information during ... read more

New Screening Technique Could Pick Up Twice as Many Women With Ovarian Cancer

May 4, 2015 — A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind. The new method detected ... read more

Removal of Ovaries Associated With Decrease in Breast Cancer Death in Women With Cancer, BRCA1 Mutation

Apr. 23, 2015 — Removal of the ovaries, a procedure known as an oophorectomy, was associated with a 62 percent reduction in breast cancer death in women diagnosed with breast cancer and carrying a BRCA1 gene ... read more

Clinical Potential of Microvesicles Examined

Apr. 22, 2015 — Over the past few years, extracellular vesicles, or membrane sacs secreted from cells, have emerged as important mediators by which cells communicate with their surroundings to regulate a diverse ... read more

Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection

Apr. 20, 2015 — Successful ovarian cancer treatment often relies on catching it early. A study may help point to a new method for women at ... read more

Seeking New Targets for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Apr. 19, 2015 — Identifying molecular changes that occur in tissue after chemotherapy could be crucial in advancing treatments for ovarian cancer, according to research from Magee-Womens Research Institute and ... read more

Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by Patients With Advanced Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Genetically modified versions of patients’ own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers. ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered patterns of DNA anomalies that predict a woman's outcome significantly better than tumor stage. In addition, these patterns are the first known indicator of how well a ... read more

Ovarian Cancer: Genetic Testing Should Be Accessible to All Women With the Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — Recent media attention has focused on American actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes surgically removed after genetic testing for such cancers. A study ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — A mother who has tested positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene is one of 12 people in her family over three generations linked to the gene or diagnosed with cancer. Now she is using her family’s ... read more

Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer May Differ by Type of BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutation

Apr. 7, 2015 — Researchers have identified mutations that are associated with significantly different risks of breast and ovarian cancers. Authors say the results -- which show that some mutations confer higher ... read more

Immunotherapy Delays Recurrence for Stage III and IV Ovarian Cancers

Mar. 28, 2015 — Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer. An experimental immunotherapy is in the works that can target an individual woman’s tumor and extend the ... read more

Women With Ovarian Cancer Gain Extra Months With Addition of Drug to Standard Chemotherapy

Mar. 28, 2015 — Overall survival for women who received standard chemotherapy treatment plus bevacizumab was a median five months longer than for women who received the standard chemotherapy treatment ... read more

Cancer Research Breakthrough: Immune Markers Discovered That Can Predict Ovarian Cancer Patients' Response to Treatment

Mar. 24, 2015 — A biomarker that will help lead to better predictions of the success of chemotherapy in ovarian cancer patients has been discovered by researchers. This discovery could lead to better treatment ... read more

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