Trial Shows Personalised Medicine Benefit In Cancer Patients

September 26, 2016 8:37 pm

A clinical trial involving patients with advanced cancers is the first of its kind to show the benefit precision medicine can have on delaying tumour recurrence.

Data from the Paris-based MOSCATO-01 study, presented at the Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy … Read more

One Season Or Experience Ends, and Another Begins

September 26, 2016 7:43 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Each of us wears a pair of glasses through the prism of which all things are viewed and interpreted. Having been diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2008, my glasses are forever skewed by that particular experience.… Read more

FDA Warns Against Widely Used Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

September 19, 2016 5:09 pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned women and their doctors that current screening tests for ovarian cancer are unreliable and could lead to false diagnoses.

In a statement, the FDA said it was “especially concerned about delaying effective … Read more

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Should Know About Prevention

September 14, 2016 6:11 pm

For most women, the risk of developing ovarian cancer is low – only about 1.3 percent will get that diagnosis in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, however, ovarian cancer often isn’t caught at early stages, making … Read more

Can A Company Market A Screening Test If The FDA Says Women Shouldn’t Use It?

September 14, 2016 4:03 pm

It is fitting that a Food and Drug Administration alert this week about tests marketed for ovarian cancer screening came out in September, which President Bill Clinton declared in 1998 to be National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

The FDA’s “safety … Read more

Cancer Researchers: It’s Time To Pay More Attention To ‘Miracle’ Patients

September 5, 2016 6:00 pm

Call it luck — or a medical miracle. During clinical trials for experimental cancer drugs, some patients simply respond better than others. And a tiny fraction of patients see dramatic results, responding so well to treatment that they survive forms … Read more

Will Liquid Biopsies Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors?

August 31, 2016 6:06 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Many factors contribute to ovarian cancer being such a difficult disease both to diagnose and to control. First, unlike breast cancer where mammograms can detect fully contained tumor, no specific test can detect the presence of ovarian … Read more

Gene Wilder’s Devotion To Raising Awareness For Ovarian Cancer

August 30, 2016 6:19 pm

On Monday, the devastating news broke that screen icon and comedy trailblazer Gene Wilder has passed away. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman confirmed to Variety that he died due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. As we pay tribute … Read more

What Is Altruism? Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares

August 24, 2016 1:33 am

When Sherry Pollex was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer at age 35, one doctor suggested she wouldn’t live more than a couple of years. But two years later, after beating that prognosis, she celebrated by launching SherryStrong.org — a … Read more

Insurers’ Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women

August 17, 2016 6:27 pm

Buried in the fine print of many marketplace health plan documents is language that allows them to refuse to cover a range of services that are used more often by women, a study finds. It’s unclear if these exclusions have … Read more

Tiny 3D Models May Yield Big Insights Into Ovarian Cancer

August 16, 2016 5:36 pm

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.About 1.5 percent of American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, … Read more

SGO, ASCO Issue New Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

August 9, 2016 6:25 pm

A new joint clinical practice guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) states that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is the optimal first-line treatment for some women who have newly diagnosed advanced ovarian … Read more