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Study could explain why ovarian cancer treatments fail

Survival rates for high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients have not changed significantly in 30 years ...

Ovarian Cancer-Specific Markers Set the Stage for Early Diagnosis, Personalized Treatments

Custom bioinformatics algorithm identifies human mRNAs that distinguish ovarian cancer cells from normal cells and provide new therapeutic targets ...

Study adds diabetes drug with anti-cancer effect to ovarian cancer treatment

Several recent studies have suggested that metformin, an established drug developed to treat patients with type II diabetes, may provide significant benefits, including increased survival, to patients being treated for advanced cancers. An analysis of combined results from these earlier studies found that metformin use was associated with a significant decrease in cancer risk, tumor burden and cancer mortality. ... Full story

Chemo before surgery benefits patients with advanced ovarian cancer

Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet. ... Full story

Study Finds Biomarker May Boost Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Response

A molecule that helps control gene expression may play a role in controlling chemotherapy resistance among patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer. ... Full story

NIH study solves ovarian cell mystery, shedding new light on reproductive disorders

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have solved a long-standing mystery about the origin of one of the cell types that make up the ovary. The team also discovered how ovarian cells share information during development of an ovarian follicle, which holds the maturing egg. Researchers believe this new information on basic ovarian biology will help them better understand the cause of ovarian disorders, such as premature ovarian failure and polycystic ovarian syndrome, conditions that both result in hormone imbalances and infertility in women. ... Full story

Garvan scientist selected to set ovarian cancer prevention research priorities in US

New position will see Garvan’s Dr Goli Samimi setting direction of ovarian cancer prevention research and funding in US ... Full story

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute research team finds new ways to detect ovarian cancer

BLACKSBURG, Va – Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech have discovered new possibilities for detecting ovarian cancer using microsatellite variations. ... Full story

New screening technique could pick up twice as many ovarian cancer cases

A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind led by UCL. ... Full story

Genetic counseling linked to increased use of preventive ovary removal in women at high risk for ovarian cancer

Until now, little has been known about the impact of genetic counseling on efforts to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer ... Full story

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