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Stacking the deck against ovarian cancer

Nearly 70 percent of ovarian cancer cases are detected after metastasis, which is the development of secondary malignant growths distant from the ...

Testing Non-Breast/Ovarian Cancer Genes in High-Risk Women Leaves More Questions than Answers, Penn Study Finds

Testing Non-Breast/Ovarian Cancer Genes in High-Risk Women Leaves More Questions than Answers, Penn Study Finds Expanding gene panel beyond breast/ovarian cancer genes did ...

African American Women with Ovarian Cancer—Can Obesity Mask Early Symptoms?

New Rochelle, NY —African American women with ovarian cancer are more likely to die from the disease than are White women and they are also much more likely to be obese. ... Full story

Sparing ovaries and removing fallopian tubes may cut cancer risk, but few have procedure

By Karen N. Peart - During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, removing both fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer while preserving hormonal levels, but few women receive this surgical option, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. ... Full story

3D models mimic cancer cells to fight aggressive ovarian cancer

QUT researchers are using 3D models to mimic cancer cells in women with aggressive ovarian tumours to improve treatment for those diagnosed with ovarian cancer. ... Full story

Scientists find new gene fault behind ovarian cancer

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 study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ... Full story

Novel cause of ovarian cancer drug resistance identified

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have shed new light on why some ovarian cancers don’t respond to or learn to evade standard chemotherapy and targeted drugs. They say the discovery could aid in developing strategies to combat ovarian drug resistance. ... Full story

UCLA scientists test new strategy that could help fight ovarian cancer

Approach borrows from technique of inhibiting protein fibers that cause Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases ... Full story

First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives

New results from the world’s biggest ovarian cancer screening trial led by UCL suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%. ... Full story

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