Information and Support

May 2, 2018 6:58 pm
There are many places you can go online to learn more about cancer and obtain financial and psycho-social support. Here are a few examples: 21st Century C.A.R.E. (888-850-1622) – Provides financial assistance, education and support. American Cancer Society (800-227-2345) – … Read more

Genomics and Individualized Therapy

May 2, 2018 6:23 pm
Molecular profiling can help inform treatment decisions for ovarian cancer patients.  Tumor profiles are discovered by testing the tumor for biomarkers, such as PD-L1, homologous recombination deficiency (HRD), tumor mutation burden (TMB), and microsatellite instability (MSI) and using next generation … Read more

Two Pathways, One Destination: Promising Drug Combination to Treat Ovarian Cancer

March 15, 2021 3:00 pm
By R. Colon-Thillet Treatment for ovarian cancer across subtypes typically consists of platinum-based chemotherapies. However, this standard therapy is less effective against ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC), a rare subtype of ovarian cancer with distinct pathology and genetic drivers. Advanced … Read more

Pap Test/Cervical Swab Samples Can Reveal Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers

February 22, 2021 10:00 am
By Sharon Worcester Residual fixatives from liquid-based Pap tests and cervical swabs contain tumor-specific biomarkers for ovarian cancer, according to an analysis of proteins found in matched biospecimens from a woman with high grade serous ovarian cancer. The findings suggest … Read more

Common Genetic Test Often Wrong When Identifying Rare Disease-Causing Variants Such as BRCA1 and BRCA2, Study Says

February 16, 2021 10:00 am
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN A genetic test used to detect common traits many people share is not reliable in identifying rare disease-causing variations, such as those that can predict breast and ovarian cancer, a new study has found. The SNP … Read more

SEngine Precision Medicine IDs Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Combos Using Organoid Approach

November 23, 2020 8:00 pm
By Caroline Hopkins Using organoids that closely model certain features of ovarian tumors, researchers have identified and tested treatment combinations that may benefit patients, many of whom experience acquired or de novo resistance to PARP inhibitors. In a study recently … Read more

Adagrasib a Promising New Treatment for Lung, Pancreatic, Endometrial, Ovarian and Colon Cancers

October 27, 2020 6:00 pm
By Mary Moore A new drug that inhibits a cancer mutation in the KRAS gene has shown encouraging results in patients with lung cancer, colon cancer, and other solid tumors. For decades, scientists have been trying to develop new … Read more

How Does Ovarian Cancer Form? A New Study Points to MicroRNA

July 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Although ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of death from cancer in women, scientists don’t have a good handle on how it forms. Now a new study suggests that a microRNA—a molecule made by cells to turn genes on … Read more

Chemotherapy, Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer Not Linked to Higher COVID-19 Mortality Risk

July 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Women who underwent chemotherapy or surgery for gynecologic cancer and also had COVID-19 infection did not appear at significantly increased risk for death due to the novel coronavirus, according to study findings published in Cancer. However, recent immunotherapy use … Read more

Universal BRCA Testing Could Prevent Countless Cancer Deaths

July 17, 2020 1:00 pm
By Diana Swift Population screening found to be cost-effective for higher income countries Screening entire populations of women for mutations in breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes could prevent hundreds of thousands of cases in the U.S., and millions globally, … Read more

Blood Test Detects Dozens of Cancer Types, Often Before Symptoms Emerge

July 13, 2020 5:00 pm
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%. By Mark Leiser A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results … Read more

Certain Recurring Symptoms May Be Linked to Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2020 2:00 pm
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis. By Ryan McDonald Data from a … Read more

Pap Tests May Hold Biomarkers Ahead of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

July 10, 2020 4:00 pm
High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the course of the disease by testing for TP53 clonal variants in DNA from Pap tests. By Leah Lawrence High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the … Read more

‘We Have a Job to Do’: Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Carry on With Clinical Trials During Covid-19

June 17, 2020 5:00 pm
By Elizabeth Cooney Cancer isn’t waiting for Covid-19 to go away. Neither is Karen Howley. Diagnosed two years ago with advanced ovarian cancer, Howley started on a new experimental drug in mid-March, just as coronavirus case counts were soaring in … Read more

Convenient Spit Test Helps Women Assess Cancer Risk From The Comfort Of Their Own Homes

June 1, 2020 4:00 pm
By Stand Up To Cancer Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don’t get tested. A collaborative Stand Up … Read more

Blood Test Helped Detect Cancer Before Symptoms, Study Finds

April 28, 2020 10:45 am
by Marilynn Marchione For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease. The test is still experimental. … Read more

Pathogenic Variants in RAD51C and RAD51D Linked to Ovarian and Breast-Cancer Risk

March 7, 2020 10:00 am
By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pathogenic variants in RAD51C and RAD51D are associated with an increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer, researchers report. “RAD51C and RAD51D are included in cancer gene panels that are widely … Read more

Use of intrauterine devices may decrease risk for ovarian cancer

January 24, 2020 10:00 am
About 14,000 women each year die of ovarian cancer, making it one of the deadliest gynecologic cancers. Moreover, 80% of ovarian cancer diagnoses occur only after the disease has progressed to a late stage. The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance estimated … Read more

Carmel Valley Doctor Joins Clearity Foundation Board in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

December 30, 2019 1:00 pm
By Jeanne Rawdin “Elegant science” are not two words you hear put together very often. But for Carmel Valley resident Dr. Pamila Brar the phrase sums up her life’s career goals. Brar sees elegant science as “the promise of precision … Read more

‘Wild Idea’ Opens Possible New Frontier for Preventing Ovarian Cancer

October 9, 2019 3:00 pm
A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis … Read more