Although some studies show that patients with cancer have a greater risk of health complications from COVID-19, a new study has found that recent chemotherapy or immunotherapy for gynecologic cancer does not raise the risk of hospitalization or death due … Read more
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
A genetic test used to detect common traits many people share is not reliable in identifying rare disease-causing variations, such as those that can predict breast and ovarian cancer, a new study has found.
The SNP … Read more
On December 17, 2020, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Infectious Diseases Society of America held a “COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer” webinar to discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and to provide expert opinion on its use … Read more
A gynecologic oncology expert from the University of California, Davis reviewed early-stage ovarian cancer and the importance of knowing what options are available before, during and after treatment.
Although patients diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancer can … Read more
When I learned this summer that the clinical trial of the cancer drug that seems to be keeping me alive had unexpectedly shut down, I discovered the murky rules governing drug trials and the stressful confusion they … Read more
By Anne Harding
New findings debunk the conventional wisdom that Black cancer patients are less likely to agree to participate in clinical trials.
Overall, 55% of patients offered trial participation agreed to enroll, and white and Black patients agreed to … Read more
By Matthew Fowler
xCures recently announced that the FDA granted its IND immediate Expanded Access Program for the ERK inhibitor ulixertinib to treat patients with MAPK pathway aberrant cancer.
The FDA granted the investigational new drug application for the ERK
Have you ever had a doctor roll his or her eyes or give you the brushoff after mentioning a health concern? If you’re like many women, it may not have been your imagination. As more and more research comes out … Read more
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis.
By Ryan McDonald
Data from a … Read more
By Divya Ramaswamy
- >21,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year
- Only 19% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an early stage
- General abdominal discomfort could be an early warning sign
With more than 21,000 American … Read more
With so much information at your fingertips, we understand how difficult it can be to find trustworthy, lay friendly sources that are relevant to you and your specific ovarian cancer journey. The Clearity Foundation exists to help women find credible … 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
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
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards
Photo: Liz Laats with husband Andy Laats and their three children. She died three years ago of ovarian cancer. The San Diego resident had suffered through 88 rounds of chemotherapy during 10 treatment regimens over six … Read more
By Julia Karow
A study led by researchers at Invitae has found that 23andMe’s direct-to-consumer BRCA test, which tests for three common variants in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and is authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration, misses … Read more