By Sherry B. Hanson
While recovering from ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, I got it into my head that I needed a garden space. My garden represents not only my physical labor, but also my focus, which is on the future.… Read more
By Alexandru Micu
Stanford University (SU) researchers have found a new signaling molecule that cancer cells use to keep the immune system at bay.
Our bodies’ immune cells are, among other objectives, tasked with clearing out malfunctioning cells. In theory, … Read more
By Amirah Al Idrus
PARP inhibitors have transformed treatment for breast and ovarian cancers, but their use has been limited to the small proportion of patients who have BRCA mutations. New research out of UT Southwestern Medical Center has uncovered … Read more
By Dave Levitan
A phase II study found that the combination of ribociclib and letrozole showed promising activity in patients with estrogen receptor-positive ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. The most benefit was observed in low-grade serous ovarian cancers.
“Up to … Read more
By Jack Elliot
In June 2019, the FDA announced a new program called “Project Facilitate” that is designed exclusively for patients with advanced cancer who have exhausted all available treatment options and are unable to participate in clinical trials. Through … Read more
By Caroline Hopkins
The study found that younger women (under 50) with ovarian cancer had lower levels of “good bacteria” in their vaginas than women who were cancer-free. But the experts said we shouldn’t draw any conclusions about cancer risk … Read more
By Colin C. Pritchard
People of all sexes can have risk genes that are often assumed to affect only women. Renaming the syndrome should aid cancer prevention and treatment, argues Colin C. Pritchard.
I recently had a conversation with my … Read more
Scientists at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg say they have developed a blood test that may provide a more precise diagnostic for suspected ovarian cancer that would eliminate the need for exploratory surgery. This could lead … Read more
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By Dave Levitan
An analysis of the phase III SOLO1 trial found no new safety signals when the PARP inhibitor olaparib was given as maintenance therapy for women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation. Nausea, fatigue, … Read more
By Dave Levitan
Maintenance therapy with the PARP inhibitor rucaparib offered improved post-progression outcomes in a phase III trial of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who were in a complete or partial response to … Read more
What is a CA125 blood test?
CA125 is a protein that both men and women have in their blood. The normal level of this is 35 units per millilitre (U/mL), or lower.
A CA125 blood test is used to check … Read more
Patients with BRCA-mutated, platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer derived significant clinical benefit from treatment with olaparib monotherapy compared with treatment of physician’s choice, according to the results of the SOLO3 trial, a US Food and Drug Administration … Read more