PCOS May Increase Overall Cancer Risk

December 13, 2018 5:00 pm

By Regina Schaffer

Swedish women with polycystic ovary syndrome are 15% more likely to develop any cancer vs. women without the condition, with risk further elevated for cancers of the endometrium, ovary, pancreas and kidney, according to a research letter … Read more

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, ‘Personalized’ Medicine

December 7, 2018 7:00 pm

By Dennis Thompson

Medical science has made tremendous advances in “personalized medicine” — drugs that fight cancer and other diseases by boosting the immune system or targeting specific genetic traits.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter benefited from one of these

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Cancer DNA Binds to Gold. That Could Lead to New Cancer Blood Test.

December 5, 2018 7:30 pm

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer

Researchers have discovered a curious difference between the DNA from cancer cells and that from healthy cells, and this finding could lead to a new blood test for cancer.

The difference? Cancer DNA has a … Read more

Overcoming the Psychological Effects of Ovarian Cancer

December 4, 2018 9:00 am

By Katie Kosko

A new program offers counseling, patient education and vetted referrals to patients and their families.

Whether it’s the person who receives a cancer diagnosis or family members who will watch their loved one go through it all,

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Merck, Pfizer’s Bavencio Misses Ovarian Cancer Trial Endpoints

November 26, 2018 7:45 pm

By Selina McKee

A late-stage study testing Merck KGaA and Pfizer’s PD-L1 antibody Bavencio has failed to meet its primary endpoints in patients with certain forms of ovarian cancer.

The drug was being tested as monotherapy and in combination with … Read more

Will You Give On #GivingTuesday?

November 26, 2018 3:48 am

The Clearity Foundation has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and the widely recognized shopping … Read more

What This 30-Year-Old Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants All Women to Know—Especially If You’re Young

November 24, 2018 7:20 pm

By Blake Bakkila

When Hannah Pyper felt her first symptoms at 26—a lump growing in her abdomen, intense pains that would wake her up, and the urge to pee several times throughout the night—she “totally ignored everything.” 

Hannah Pyper had … Read more

Sound and Light Could Detect Ovarian Cancer Earlier

November 23, 2018 11:32 pm

By Beth Miller

Researchers have found an innovative way to use sound and light, or photoacoustic, imaging to diagnose ovarian tumors. The method may lead to a promising new diagnostic imaging technique to improve current standard of care for patients Read more

Why Is the 5-Year Survival Rate for Ovarian Cancer So Low?

November 21, 2018 11:30 pm

By Korin Miller

Here’s what to know—and how to try to protect yourself.

Finding out that you or someone you love has any kind of cancer is disorienting, frightening, and generally a hellish experience. This is pretty typical no matter … Read more

Sugar Supplement Shown to Slow Tumor Growth and Enhance Chemotherapy

November 21, 2018 10:00 pm

By Sally Robertson, B.Sc.

Mannose, a type of sugar, has been shown to slow tumor growth and enhance chemotherapy in mouse models of certain cancers, according to a study funded by Cancer Research UK and Worldwide Cancer Research.

The research, … Read more

Ultrasonography Useful for Predicting Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 21, 2018 9:55 pm

By Will Boggs MD

The ultrasonographic appearance of ovarian masses is strongly associated with a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, researchers report.

“Ovarian cancer is a frightening and devastating disease, and we want to be able to find ovarian cancer … Read more

New Dual-Action Cancer-Killing Virus

November 18, 2018 8:00 pm

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system.

It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts … Read more

Ultrasound Finds Simple Cysts Not Associated With Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 13, 2018 3:00 pm

By Melissa Rohman

Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts—commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women—are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention, according to research published online

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Open Source Tool Predicts Chemo Drugs Best Suited for Individual Patients

November 12, 2018 12:09 am

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have developed a new open-source decision support tool designed to help clinicians chose the chemotherapy drug best suited for individual patients.

The open-source support vector machine (SVM)-based algorithm predicted the chemotherapy drug … Read more

Novel Technique Potentially More Effective in Fighting Against Ovarian Cancer

November 8, 2018 9:00 am

Instead of destroying a tumors’ blood supply, a first-ever University of Guelph study has proven that opening up the vessels is potentially more effective when it comes to fighting ovarian cancer.

This is because open vessels provide a clear pathway … Read more

Nearly Half of Americans Think Alternative Medicine Can Cure Cancer. It Can’t.

October 30, 2018 9:39 pm

By Rachael Rettner

Many Americans hold the misguided view that alternative therapies alone can cure cancer, even though such methods are not proven to be effective in treating cancer, according to a new survey.

The survey, known as the National … Read more