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April 24, 2017

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Feb. 6, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a distinct cell population in tumors that inhibits the body’s immune response to fight ... read more

Scientists Identify Key Defect in Brain Tumor Cells

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers have identified a novel genetic defect that prevents brain tumor cells from repairing damaged ... read more

Changes in Gene Contribute Independently to Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Jan. 31, 2017 — Defects in the EMSY gene -- long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the BRCA genes -- spur cancer growth on their own, report ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — A team of researchers has uncovered new insights into how to prolong the lifespan of the body's disease-fighting natural killer (NK) cells. The finding offers fresh clues about how best to ... read more

New Test Could Detect Ovarian Cancer Patients Who Are Strongly Responding to Treatment

Dec. 20, 2016 — Scientists might be able to quickly predict how ovarian cancer patients are likely to respond to chemotherapy treatment using a simple blood test, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according ... read more

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

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