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Ovarian Cancer News
February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

New Possibility in Treating Aggressive Ovarian Cancer, Study Shows

Nov. 30, 2016 — A recent discovery may lead to a new treatment strategy for an aggressive ovarian cancer subtype. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer and it is the seventh most common cancer in ... read more

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response?

Nov. 28, 2016 — A new clinical study currently underway is the first to test the combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab with two other drugs as treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, and is also ... read more

Scientists Develop Computer Models to Predict Cancer Cell Network Activity

Nov. 7, 2016 — A new method to broadly assess cell communication networks has been identified by a multi-institution academic-industrial partnership of researchers. The work will help clinicians identify ... read more

Nov. 7, 2016 — Researchers achieved an unexpected eye-popping reduction of ovarian cancer during a successful test of targeted nanohydrogel delivery in vivo in mice. Adding cisplatin eliminated or starkly ... read more

New Target Could Halt Growth, Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 1, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein that helps ovarian cancer cells multiply and spread. By blocking it with a new antibody agent, they could slow the cancer’s growth and stop it from ... read more

Active Agent from the Caribbean Sea Cucumber Could Improve Treatment for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both in the cell culture and in ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — In a recent study, researchers have demonstrated that the tumors release substances called cytokines to attract ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Research has found that a natural compound isolated from onions, onionin A (ONA), has several anti-ovarian cancer properties. This discovery is a result of research on the effects of ONA on a ... read more

Tiny Gold Particles Could Be Key to Developing a Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Oct. 19, 2016 — A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the U.S. this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and ... read more

Estrogen Signaling Impacted Immune Response in Cancer

Oct. 17, 2016 — Estrogen signaling was responsible for immunosuppressive effects in the tumor microenvironment across cancer types, a new study has concluded. These findings pave the way for combining ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — In a major breakthrough for ovarian and uterine cancers, researchers have defined the genetic landscape of rare, highly aggressive tumors called carcinosarcomas (CSs), pointing the way to possible ... read more

Ovarian Removal to Prevent Ovarian Cancer Should Not Be an Option for Premenopausal Women, Research Finds

Sep. 29, 2016 — The controversial practice of ovary removal in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women who are not at high risk of cancer, new evidence ... read more

High-Calcium, Low-Lactose Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women

Sep. 16, 2016 — A diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, research indicates. The work also found sun exposure in the summer months may reduce the ... read more

Anti-Tumor Immunity Identified With New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Strategy

Sep. 13, 2016 — New research demonstrates how a drug already in clinical trials could be used to boost anti-tumor immunity and cause T-cells to target the cancer directly while minimizing side ... read more

Gene Defect as a Potential Gateway for Targeted Prostate Cancer Therapy

Sep. 5, 2016 — The loss of CHD1, one of the most frequently mutated genes in prostate tumors, sensitizes human prostate cancer cells to different drugs, including PARP inhibitors. This suggests CHD1 as a potential ... read more

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers have created a new drug delivery system that could improve the effectiveness of an emerging concept in cancer treatment -- to dramatically slow and control tumors on a long-term, ... read more

Algorithm to Find Precise Cancer Treatments

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers developed a computational algorithm to analyze 'Big Data' obtained from tumor samples to better understand and treat ... read more

Aug. 5, 2016 — Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new study in mice. This is the first study to ... read more

Discoveries Offer Hope for Managing Ovarian Cancer

July 28, 2016 — A protein discovery offers a possible test for ovarian cancer, report scientists. The research team also identified an enzyme vital to ovarian cancer growth and spread, offering a target for new ... read more

T-Cells Can Be Directed to Treat a Variety of Ovarian Cancers

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a receptor-protein that is expressed on the surface of different types of ovarian tumor cells, including clear cell and mucinous ovarian tumors, two of the most aggressive ... read more

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