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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Up to 50 Percent of Women With Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer Could Be Cured With One Treatment Model, Expert Argues

Jan. 20, 2016 — Up to half of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer might be cured, compared to the current 20 percent survival rate, argues a scientist, who calls for a new standard of treatment for women with ... read more

Largest Ever Ovarian Cancer Trial Suggests That Screening Reduces Mortality, but Longer Follow-Up Is Needed

Dec. 17, 2015 — One of the largest ever randomised trials has concluded that ovarian cancer screening may reduce ovarian cancer mortality by an estimated 20% after follow up of up to 14 years. Longer follow-up is ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — A class of drugs used increasingly to help fight cancer may have the additional benefit of protecting the kidneys when packaged with the powerful chemotherapy agent ... read more

Dec. 11, 2015 — A new way of growing fallopian tube cells in culture is expected to give a boost to our understanding and prevention of female genital diseases, such as infertility, inflammatory disease, and ovarian ... read more

Obesity Contributes to Metastasis in Ovarian Cancer Patients

Dec. 7, 2015 — An increased body mass index is associated with a greater risk for ovarian cancer with worse overall survival, a large number of studies have shown. However, the influence of obesity on ovarian ... read more

Loss of Enzyme Promotes Tumor Progression in Endometrial Cancer

Dec. 7, 2015 — Scientists have shown for the first time why loss of the enzyme CD73 in human cancer promotes tumor progression. CD73 is the crucial enzyme for generating adenosine, a signaling molecule important ... read more

Ovarian Follicles Used to Preserve Fertility

Dec. 3, 2015 — A potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients has been discovered, which addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility of ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — In a first, researchers show the potential a PD-1 antibody, nivolumab, has in fighting the disease. Nivolumab, an inhibitory antibody for PD-1, has shown efficacy in several types of malignancies ... read more

Insights to How Ovarian Cancer Grows, and Potential to Stop It

Nov. 30, 2015 — Can any cancer cell form another tumor, or is it only select cancer stem cells that give rise to new cancer cells? The answer, a new study finds, is ... read more

Circulating Small Cell Lung Cancer Cells Successfully Cultivated for the Very First Time

Nov. 19, 2015 — Most cases of small cell lung cancer are only diagnosed after the tumor has already formed metastases. Until now it has not been possible to investigate the reasons for this rapid metastasis, because ... read more

Researchers Find Experimental Drug Can Help Fight Debilitating Side Effect of Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 17, 2015 — Women who have ovarian cancer often develop a condition called ascites, which is a buildup of fluids in the abdomen. A drug that inhibits a receptor called the Colony-Stimulating-Factor-1 Receptor, ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, according to new ... read more

Previous Oral Contraceptive Use Associated With Better Outcomes in Patients With Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds

Nov. 11, 2015 — Patients who develop ovarian cancer appear to have better outcomes if they have a history of oral contraceptive use, according to a ... read more

New Method Enables the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 10, 2015 — Around 75 per cent of ovarian tumors arise from the fallopian tube. There are currently no options for detecting this condition early or preventing it. With the help of an innovative, ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists have announced a discovery that is expected to allow doctors to diagnose a disease causing infertility and lack of puberty in women, with implications for the development of future ... read more

CK5 Marks Cisplatin-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 4, 2015 — Protein cytokeratin 5 (CK5), known to be a marker of poor prognosis in breast cancer, also marks ovarian cancers likely to be resistant to the common chemotherapy cisplatin, new research ... read more

Different Types of Ovarian Cancer Have Different Causes

Nov. 2, 2015 — The more children a woman has or whether a woman has had her fallopian tubes cut lowers the risk of different types of ovarian cancer to different levels, according to new ... read more

Cancer Cells Hijack Glucose, Alter Immune Cells

Nov. 2, 2015 — When cancer cells compete with immune cells for glucose, the cancer wins. As a result, the immune T cells are not healthy and don't have the weapons to kill the cancer. New research findings, ... read more

Targeted Therapy for Gastric Cancer Possible

Oct. 29, 2015 — Gastric cancer, otherwise known as stomach cancer, does not respond well to existing treatments and it is currently the third leading cause of cancer death in the world (after lung and liver cancer). ... read more

Novel Nanoparticles for Image-Guided Phototherapy Could Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatments

Oct. 29, 2015 — Scientists are investigating a biodegradable nanomedicine that can selectively destroy ovarian cancer cells left behind after surgery. These findings are a step forward in the development of targeted ... read more

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