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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

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

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

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

Hormone-Blocking Drug Prevents Ovarian Failure, Improves Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients

Mar. 4, 2015 — Breast cancer patients who are given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy are less likely to experience ovarian failure and more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to ... read more

Ovarian Cancer: Chemotherapy and Improved Surgical Techniques

Mar. 9, 2015 — Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer in the United States and is the country's fifth most common cause of cancer mortality in women. In 2015, it is ... read more

Anderson Algorithm Increases Surgical Success With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 27, 2015 — A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor – a milestone strongly tied to improved ... read more

'Patchwork' Ovarian Cancer More Deadly

Feb. 24, 2015 — The most common type of ovarian cancer is more deadly if it consists of a patchwork of different groups of cells, according to a new study. Serous ovarian cancers containing a variety of ... read more

Molecule That Provides Cellular Energy Found Key to Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

Feb. 16, 2015 — Cancer researchers have identified a molecule they say is important to survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) — a lethal tumor with no effective therapies. The molecule also seems to play a ... read more

New Therapeutic Strategy Discovered for Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 16, 2015 — Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all cancers affecting the female reproductive system with very few effective treatments available. Prognosis is even worse among patients with certain subtypes of ... read more

Short-Term Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy Associated With Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

Feb. 12, 2015 — Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause, even for just a few years, is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer, ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — Researchers have built a model system that uses multiple cell types from patients to rapidly test compounds that could block the early steps in the spread of ovarian cancer. This has enabled them to ... read more

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