Antibody That Targets a Protein on the Surface of Stem Cells Also Targets Same Protein on Cancer Cells

January 17, 2019 5:00 pm

An antibody that targets and is taken up only by certain types of cancer cells has been developed by A*STAR researchers. Combining this antibody with an anticancer drug could lead to a new treatment for some types of breast and … Read more

Antihypertension Drug Losartan May Improve Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

January 15, 2019 5:00 pm

A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer. Previous research from the … Read more

AI Tool Scans Tumour Shape to Detect Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

January 15, 2019 12:30 am

Researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London (ICR) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) test that analyses the shape of tumour cells to identify patients with aggressive ovarian cancer.

The test is intended to enable tailored treatment based on … Read more

New Breath Test for Cancer Currently Under Trial

January 7, 2019 5:00 pm

By Maria Cohut

A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer.

Researchers from the Cancer Research United Kingdom Cambridge Institute have recently developed an … Read more

Five Things To Look Out For In Cancer Research In 2019

December 28, 2018 4:30 pm

By Victoria Forster

2018 was a remarkable year for cancer research, with great strides made in diagnosing and treating various types of cancer as well as important breakthroughs looking at the health of cancer survivors. What can we expect to … Read more

DNA ‘Webs’ Aid Ovarian Cancer Metastasis, Study Reveals

December 19, 2018 5:00 pm

Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that ovarian cancer cells spread, or metastasize, to new tissue after being caught in DNA “webs” extruded by immune cells. The study, which will be published in the … Read more

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

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

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

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

Ovarian Cancer Risk Reduced with Postmenopausal Statins

November 7, 2018 5:00 pm

By Pam Harrison

All histologic types of ovarian cancer risk lowered in statin versus non-statin users.

Women who started taking a statin at the age of 50 or older had a significantly lower risk of developing any histologic type of … 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

Real-World Experience Differs from Trial Results for Niraparib in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

October 25, 2018 1:11 am

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Real-world experience of adverse events with the oral PARP inhibitor niraparib in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer at a 200 mg daily dose differed from those most commonly seen in the phase 3 clinical trial at … Read more