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May 31, 2016

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May 20, 2016 — New research explains why ovarian cancer becomes resistant to chemotherapy. The findings suggesting the potential to harness immunotherapy as a future treatment ... read more

Testing Non-Breast Cancer Genes in High-Risk Women Leaves More Questions Than Answers

May 5, 2016 — Running large, multi-gene sequencing panels to assess cancer risk is a growing trend in medicine as the price of the technology declines and more precise approaches to cancer care gain steam. The ... read more

Pathologists Identify New Potential Target in Ovarian Serous Cancer

Mar. 18, 2016 — Patients with ovarian serous cancer and an overexpression of the HER4 protein are less likely to respond to chemotherapy and have a lower rate of survival, research ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — When mutated, a gene known for its ability to repair DNA, appears to instead cause breast cancer, scientists report. Mutations of the gene are known to be present in both early onset breast and ... read more

Drug Combination Shuts Down Cancer Stem Cells, Tumor Growth in Aggressive Lung Cancer

Mar. 14, 2016 — Researchers have shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer by combining the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin with an experimental targeted ... read more

Small Peptides Attack Ovarian Cancer on Two Fronts, Research Shows

Mar. 9, 2016 — Two forms of a peptide derived from a naturally-occurring human protein can force tumors to shrink significantly in an animal model of metastatic ovarian cancer, according to a team of ... read more

Alternative Route for Cell Death Revealed by Scientists

Mar. 3, 2016 — A new pathway for mitochondrial cell death that involves the protein BCL-2 ovarian killer otherwise known as BOK has been revealed by scientists. The discovery may lead to new ways to trigger cell ... read more

New Report Finds 'Surprising Gaps' in Knowledge of Ovarian Cancers

Mar. 2, 2016 — Ovarian cancer should not be categorized as a single disease, but rather as a constellation of different cancers involving the ovary, yet questions remain on how and where various ovarian cancers ... read more

Research on Treatments for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 26, 2016 — New research supports the use of weekly chemotherapy without bevacizumab in treating advanced ovarian ... read more

Pairing Pain Medicine With Metal Ions to Battle Cancer

Feb. 17, 2016 — Fighting chemoresistant cancer remains a huge challenge that scientists are tackling from as many angles as they can. One alternative approach involves pairing two groups of compounds -- pain ... read more

How a Master Regulator in Ovarian Cancer Can Go from Helpful to Harmful

Feb. 11, 2016 — Scientists have defined the role of how a master genomic organizer influences the behavior of these ovarian-associated dendritic cells, revealing a previously unseen way in which cancer is able to ... read more

Research Uncovers More Inherited Genetic Mutations Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 10, 2016 — Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent ... read more

Preventive Surgery for Women at High Risk of Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new article provides an in-depth look at the issues associated with the care of women in families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome who have not yet developed cancer ... read more

Sparing Ovaries, Removing Fallopian Tubes May Cut Cancer Risk, but Few Have Procedure

Feb. 1, 2016 — During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels, but few women receive ... read more

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

A New Method to Improve the Pre-Operative Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Based on Ultrasound

Jan. 19, 2016 — In a landmark study, investigators from Europe propose a new and simple method to assess the risk of malignancy of women with an adnexal mass. The method identified between 89-99 percent of patients ... read more

New Gene Fault Behind Ovarian Cancer Found by Scientists

Jan. 18, 2016 — Women who carry an inherited fault in the gene BRIP1 are over three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without the fault, according to a new study. Around 18 women in every 1,000 ... read more

New Findings May Enhance PARP Inhibitors Therapy in Breast Cancer

Jan. 18, 2016 — PARP inhibitors, an emerging class of drugs being studied in cancer clinical trials, may be enhanced by combining them with inhibitors targeting an oncogene known as c-MET which is overexpressed in ... read more

BRCA1 Deficiency Increases Sensitivity of Ovarian Cancer Cells to Auranofin

Jan. 8, 2016 — An anti-rheumatic drug could improve the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients exhibiting a deficiency of the DNA repair protein BRCA1, a study has found. Auranofin is currently undergoing trials for ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — A promising novel method to treat gynecologic tumors has been discovered by researchers. The approach focuses on a protein called p53, which is commonly mutated in women who have high-grade serous ... read more

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