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 — 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

Discoveries Offer Hope For Managing Ovarian Cancer

August 9, 2016 5:53 pm

Oxford University researchers have found a way to detect ovarian cancer early and identified an enzyme that is key in making ovarian cancer more deadly. Their results, published in two journals, provide new research routes for scientists trying to detect … Read more

Neuropathy Can Be The Cancer Survivor’s Nemesis

August 1, 2016 9:27 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Nemesis is defined as, “the inescapable agent of someone’s or something’s downfall.”  This word seems perfect to characterize neuropathy as for many people with post chemo neuropathy, the condition literally causes us to take numerous, unwanted falls.… Read more

Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information

July 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Government scientists are seeking a million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ambitious 10-year research project to understand the causes and cures of disease.

Those selected to be members … Read more

California Precision Medicine Initiative Unveils $7.2M Funding Opportunity

July 26, 2016 2:40 am

The University of California, San Francisco announced last week that the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) will provide $7.2 million in new funding to support to new precision medicine research projects.

The CIAPM was established in 2015 with … Read more

An Overview of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

July 14, 2016 6:08 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Nearly everyone has heard the term Precision Medicine. However most of us have only a shallow understanding of what precision medicine means. To fully understand, go to the government web site and read the President’s initiative in … Read more

The Unbearably Slow Adoption of Genetic Cancer Tests

July 12, 2016 5:29 pm

Over the past 20 years, Nazneen Rahman has identified a steady stream of genes that influence the risk of breast, ovarian, and childhood cancers—work that has earned her scientific, popular, and even royal acclaim. But her latest accomplishment, and one … Read more

New Ovarian Cancer Drugs Raise Hope — But Not For All

July 6, 2016 6:25 pm

Promising new therapies are springing up to treat ovarian cancer, long one of the most deadly and hard to treat malignancies. The latest: An experimental drug from Tesaro, a small biotech company based in Waltham, Mass. The company on Wednesday … Read more