Early studies are showing promise for immunotherapy agents such as checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment field of ovarian cancer, according to Jonathan Ledermann, M.D.
One such study is JAVELIN Ovarian 200, a study of Bavencio (avelumab) alone or in combination … Read more
Platinum/taxane combinations are the most effective regimens for treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer. Response varies between patients, but because the molecular basis for resistance is not defined, patients receive so-called one size fits all therapy. In contrast, elucidation of the … Read more
By: Laura L. Holman, MD, MS
We’ve come a long way in treating ovarian cancer. This treatment has historically consisted of debulking surgery for nearly every patient, but it is evolving to become more informed and precise. Diagnostic laparoscopy, for … Read more
A pair of UC Riverside researchers say they have found a mechanism for blocking the spread of ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for women.
Recent University of Notre Dame transplants Mark Alber and Oleg Kim, along with a … Read more
It is difficult for advances to be made in rare cancers because there are fewer patients. This makes it more challenging to conduct clinical trials for these diseases. Rare ovarian cancers are no exception to this.
In an interview with … Read more
With the FDA approval of two new PARP inhibitor drugs since last year’s Ovarian Cancer National Conference, it’s no surprise the topic was of great interest at this year’s meeting in Chicago, and a standing-room-only crowd was on hand July … Read more
Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre clinical trial has demonstrated that CT Perfusion, which measures blood … Read more
By: Annette McElhiney
I love to paint and to see people enjoy themselves whenever possible. Because I have ovarian cancer, I’m also very committed to being an advocate. So what happens when you put all those things together? You give … Read more
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
Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it’s been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women’s ovarian cancers. The … Read more
Clinical trials may be a good treatment option for some patients with cancer, but these trials can be difficult to understand. Dr. Susan Gubar, a retired professor of English at Indiana University and author of Memoir of a Debulked Woman, … Read more
The Clearity Foundation is proud to announce that our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) Chair, Dr. Beth Karlan of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Program Project Development Award. She submitted her work on the ‘Co-Evolution of … Read more
The statistics for ovarian cancer are frightening. Whereas early detection tests for breast cancer are relatively commonplace, 75-85% of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed only at a late stage, when the cancer has spread and prognosis is poor.
More … Read more
Deborah Denehy received chemotherapy directly to her abdomen to treat ovarian cancer, a treatment that remains underused in the United States. Credit Shiho Fukada for The New York Times.
In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step … Read more