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Breast Cancer Genetic Testing for All Women?

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“I have no family history of breast cancer,” says the woman in a public service announcement stressing the importance…
Scientists found a way to significantly improve treatment outcomes for a rare type of ovarian cancer

October 1, 2019

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most commonly occurring cancer in women – it is not very common. And…
FAK Protein Linked to Chemotherapy Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

September 9, 2019

Although the number of women being diagnosed and dying of ovarian cancer is declining, recurrence, drug resistance and…
Fertility-sparing surgery is as good as radical surgery for early ovarian cancer

September 5, 2019

Young women with early stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer…
Targeting a key protein may keep ovarian cancer cells from spreading

July 16, 2019

Preventing a protein from doing its job may keep a certain type of ovarian cancer cell from growing…
Simpler name for cancer genetic syndrome could save lives

July 4, 2019

As medical science links certain genetic mutations with a greater variety of cancers, the names for these risk…
A “one-two punch” to wipe out cancerous ovarian cells

June 12, 2019

Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy…
Research could lead to more precise diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

May 8, 2019

Newly found biomarkers 99 per cent accurate at differentiating between two types of ovarian cancer, according to U…
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

April 25, 2019

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout…
A step toward recovering reproduction in girls who survive childhood cancer

April 9, 2019

Leukemia treatments often leave girls infertile, but a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Michigan working…
Developing a blood test to screen for ovarian cancer

March 27, 2019

More than 16,000 women die from ovarian cancer each year in the United States. Ovarian cancer is often…
Shared genetic marker offers new promise in targeting specific ovarian and lung cancers

February 14, 2019

Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug…
Drug target identified for chemotherapy-resistant ovarian, breast cancer

February 8, 2019

People who inherit a faulty copy of the so-called “breast cancer genes” BRCA1 and BRCA2 are at high risk of cancer. About…
Two for One: anti-hypertension drug enhances chemotherapy

January 22, 2019

A new study from Harvard Medical School researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that the hypertension drug…
Anti-Inflammatory Compound Protects Against Cancer Growth and Recurrence

January 17, 2019

Studies in Mice May Lead to Human Clinical Trials. A new anti-inflammatory compound developed at the University of…
Stanford researchers develop new techniques to study a deadly form of ovarian cancer

December 3, 2018

As if a cancer diagnosis isn’t bad enough, women with one of the most common forms of ovarian…
New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer

November 23, 2018

Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test…
‘Hopeful technology’ could change detection, diagnosis of deadly ovarian cancer

November 19, 2018

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 in the U.S. each year, ranking fifth among cancer…
Less Surveillance Needed for Simple Ovarian Cysts

November 16, 2018

Simple ovarian cysts are extremely common in women and do not require additional ultrasound surveillance or surgical removal, according to…
Survival rates for ovarian cancer patients could be increased by this little scope

November 9, 2018

Ovarian cancer claims the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers – as high as 70 percent –…
1,000s of breast cancer gene variants engineered, analyzed

September 19, 2018

A new scientific analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people…
Exploring the matrix to uncover hidden drivers of ovarian cancer

September 4, 2018

To clump together and form living tissue, cells secrete molecules that create structure. But that structure isn’t always…
Cellular Escape Artists

August 24, 2018

More than two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer have high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC). Up to 90 percent of…
Ovarian Cancer Cells Hoard Iron to Fuel Growth

August 22, 2018

An unexpected link between iron and fatty acids may be juicing the metabolism of ovarian cancer cells, report…
Scientists discover a mechanism of drug resistance in breast and ovarian cancer

July 19, 2018

There is a highly sophisticated way to treat some breast and ovarian cancers—a class of drugs called PARP…
How to train your virus

May 28, 2018

The team of researchers has successfully ‘trained’ a respiratory virus to recognise ovarian cancer and completely destroy it…
How working dogs are sniffing out cancer

April 24, 2018

At Penn, collaboration is as ingrained in the culture as innovation. And, it turns out, some teams end up…
Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer

December 1, 2017

Researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have refined and, for the…
Fighting cancer with cancer: 3-D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

November 13, 2017

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian…
Study Sheds Light on How Ovarian Cancer Spreads

June 28, 2017

With 20,000 diagnoses each year, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer and fifth leading cause of…
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