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The double-edged sword of ovarian cancer information

Online information about ovarian cancer can cause as much worry as comfort for women at high risk of developing the disease, researchers ...

Threshold for pre-emptive surgery to curb ovarian cancer risk should be halved

Drop level from 10% risk to 4% to extend lives of more women, say researchers. ...

One in Five Women with Ovarian Cancer Does Not Undergo Surgery, Penn Study Reveals

Results Show Survival Benefit of Surgery for Patients Regardless of Age or Advanced Disease, and Point to Barriers to Cancer Care Delivery ... Full story

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 primary site of cancer. Understanding ovarian cancer metastasis is a research focus of M. Sharon Stack, the Ann F. Dunne & Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. ... Full story

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 not add clinical benefit Expanding gene panel beyond breast/ovarian cancer genes did not add clinical benefit ... Full story

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

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