Research Backs Preventative Surgery For Women At Greater Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:00

Experts recommend that all women carrying certain high-risk genes consider the health benefits of risk-reducing surgery.


Hot Cancer Cells Are Easier To Kill

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:42

A new drug delivery system that boost chemotherapy with heat has been shown to kill 95 percent of ovarian cancer cells in laboratory experiments.

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Kristina Anderson, Miss Arizona Contestant, Diagnosed With Rare Cancer

By | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 14:46

Miss Arizona USA contestant, Kristina Anderson, fights for her life and the crown as she undergoes chemotherapy for a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

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New Ovarian Cancer Screening, Based On Simple Blood Test, Shown Effective

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 11:15

Based on a simple blood test, a new ovarian cancer screening strategy has proven highly effective in a small study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas.


Dogs Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

By | Sun, 08/11/2013 - 12:49

A dog's nose may soon be the oncologist's best friend. An ongoing scientific study is training dogs to sniff out early-stage ovarian cancer.

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Adaptimmune Launches Clinical Trial For Ovarian Cancer, Using Immune Cells To Kill Tumors; How To Get Enrolled

By | Fri, 07/26/2013 - 11:42

Adaptimmune's experimental ovarian cancer trial uses a patient's own cells that have been modified. Previous studies with the same technology have shown positive results.


Amgen's Experimental Ovarian Cancer Drug, Trebananib, Shows Positive Results In Late Stage Clinical Trials

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 11:30

With trials showing improved nonprogression of ovarian cancer, Amgen is hopeful that its new drug will continue to show positive results.

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First BRCA Targeted Drug Shows Early Promise, BioMarin Jumping to Phase III Trials

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:51

With no drugs on the market targeting well-known BRCA mutations, this new drug may be able to treat a variety of cancers from breast cancer to rare bone cancer.

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Angelina Jolie's Aunt Fighting Breast Cancer For The Second Time

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:55

After a diagnosis and lumpectomy in 2004, Angelina Jolie's aunt, Debra Martin, is fighting a recurrence of breast cancer.

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Gold Nanoparticles Uncover Ovarian Cancer Genetics

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 18:28

Researchers have found the mechanism ovarian cancer cells use to avoid toxicity from gold nanoparticles, and have devised a way to get around it.


Drugs Targeting Leukemia, Ovarian Cancer, And Lung Cancer To Begin Phase III, AstraZeneca Reports

By | Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:07

The biopharmaceutical company, which operates in over 100 countries, has issued an update on its oncology pipeline for 2013.

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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Double Mastectomy To Avoid Breast Cancer; Plastic Surgery to Reconstruct Breasts

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 07:16

In a New York Times Op-Ed piece titled "My Medical Choice," movie star Angelina Jolie revealed that she has undergone a double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer.

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Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Benefits 75% Of Trial Patients

By | Mon, 04/15/2013 - 16:22

Using next-generation techniques to fight cancer is finally coming of age.

Mothers participate in a breastfeeding demonstration in Montreal January 19, 2011.

Longer Time Breastfeeding Equals Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk, Study

By | Tue, 02/05/2013 - 19:16

Researchers have known that women who breastfeed their babies are significantly less likely to develop ovarian cancer, but a new study has revealed that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the smaller her risk for developing the disease.

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Breastfeeding May Cut Mothers’ Risk of Ovarian Cancer by up to 91 Percent

By | Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:08

The slogan "breast is best" is intended to highlight the various health benefits that babies receive from breastfeeding. However, a new study highlights that breastfeeding can have health benefits for moms as well.