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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

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

Long-Term Outcomes of Preventing Premature Menopause During Chemotherapy

Dec. 22, 2015 — Compared with receiving chemotherapy alone, women with breast cancer who also received the hormonal drug triptorelin to achieve ovarian suppression had a higher long-term probability of ovarian ... 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

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