Study Shows How Ovarian Cancer Starts in High-Risk Women

December 28, 2021 10:47 am

by Cedars-Sinai

Findings Hold Potential for Predicting Many Years in Advance Which Women With the BRCA-1 Mutation Will Develop Disease

Newswise — Los Angeles (December 28, 2021). –Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer deaths in the U.S., … Read more

Biomarkers Found for Platinum Resistance in Gynecologic Cancer

November 19, 2021 11:56 am

Blood-based metabolic signatures may predict whether women with ovarian or uterine cancer will respond well to platinum-based chemotherapy, according to a study by researchers in the Department of Gynecology at the Federal University of São Paulo’s Medical School (EPM-UNIFESP) in … Read more

MCW scientists uncover potential therapeutic target and biomarker for ovarian cancerPortfolio Inspiration

November 17, 2021 11:28 am

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The study’s findings suggest targeting protein FXR1 to inhibit the progression of the cMYC oncogene, a gene mutation often over-expressed in patients with ovarian cancer

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Cancer Center and … Read more

Ludwig Lausanne team devises a method to selectively grow tumor-targeting T cells for cancer therapy

November 15, 2021 10:02 am

NOVEMBER 15, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has devised a highly efficient method to generate large numbers of immune cells specifically engineered to recognize neoantigens—small fragments of randomly mutated proteins that are typically unique to a … Read more

Study Points to New Approach to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment

November 12, 2021 9:31 am

By Asher Jones

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are a type of cancer treatment that help the immune system’s T cells recognize and attack tumors. But these immunotherapy drugs aren’t effective against all cancers. In a study published today in Science AdvancesRead more

Ludwig Cancer Research study identifies cellular interactions essential to the immune attack on ovarian tumors

November 5, 2021 4:45 pm

NOVEMBER 5, 2021, NEW YORK – A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a cellular interaction that is essential to the ability of the immune system’s cytotoxic T lymphocytes to destroy ovarian tumors and shown that its engagement could help … Read more

Yale Cancer Center Study Shows New Strategy to Fight Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast and Ovarian Cancers

October 28, 2021 11:00 am

by Anne Doerr

New findings by researchers at Yale Cancer Center demonstrate a novel strategy to treat tumor growth in breast and ovarian cancers characterized by HER2 gene amplification, an increase in the number of copies of a gene. Gene … Read more

3 Points: Numbers Have a Different Meaning for Patients With Cancer

October 21, 2021 12:00 am

by Julie S. Brokaw

A woman with ovarian cancer describes how blood work numbers play a key role for patients with cancer and often dictate their thoughts and worries.

The number three is a special number. As a former math

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Live Tumor Cells Damaged by Chemotherapy May Provide Boost to Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapies

October 20, 2021 12:00 am

New research led by investigators at MIT, has demonstrated that a patient’s own live tumor cells, damaged by chemotherapy, may also augment antitumor immunity. The results suggest these live cell adjuvants may enhance the effectiveness of immune checkpoint blockade (ICB)

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A Better Option for Preserving Fertility in Gynecologic Cancer Patients?

October 19, 2021 12:00 am

— In vitro maturation can result in both embryos and oocyte vitrification, researcher says

by Amanda D’Ambrosio

In vitro maturation of immature eggs may be an effective method of fertility preservation for patients with gynecologic cancers, according to a prospective … Read more

How ovarian cancers evade the immune system

October 6, 2021 12:00 am

By Krista Conger

It’s diabolical, and so clever. Recent research by cancer biologist Wendy Fantl, PhD, and immunologist and cancer biologist Veronica Gonzalez, PhD, shows that ovarian tumors thrive by convincing nearby immune cells that the cancer cells are those … Read more

Women with genetic mutations fare no worse with breast or ovarian cancer, study finds

October 1, 2021 12:00 am

By Krista Conger

Newly diagnosed breast or ovarian cancer patients who carry common cancer-associated mutations have similar or better short-term survival rates than those with no mutations, researchers report.

Women newly diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer who are also … Read more

Biomarker May Help to Predict Response to Gemcitabine for Patients With High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

September 30, 2021 2:05 am

By The ASCO Post Staff

For more than 2 decades, the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine has been a mainstay treatment for several types of cancer. Now, scientists have uncovered genetic evidence of which patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer are likely … Read more

Finding cancer earlier: New tests show promise with broader screening available

August 19, 2021 9:33 pm

By Meg Tully

Rosemary Jemo volunteered for a blood test trial based on pioneering research from Johns Hopkins University because she thought it would be great if it could save lives.

The 71-year-old Pennsylvania hairdresser now believes that decision saved … Read more

Researchers pinpoint how PARP inhibitors combat BRCA1 and BRCA2 tumor cells

August 13, 2021 9:27 pm

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has discovered how an important class of anti-cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors works, a finding that could help improve treatment and prolong survival for patients with breast cancer and other malignancies.… Read more

Improving Social Needs For Women With Gynecological Cancer Could Improve Outcomes and Lessen Healthcare Disparities

August 4, 2021 4:04 pm

By Ariana Pelosci

Women with gynecologic cancer who experience an improvement of social needs such as companionship and food insecurity could experience improved outcomes.

The identification of social needs and accompanying solutions could result in more actionable health care disparities … Read more

UT Southwestern finds crucial new molecular mechanisms and biomarkers in ovarian cancer

July 30, 2021 4:55 pm

DALLAS – July 30, 2021 – UT Southwestern faculty have discovered what appears to be an Achilles’ heel in ovarian cancers, as well as new biomarkers that could point to which patients are the best candidates for possible new treatments.… Read more

Can an Antibiotic Treat Cancers that Become Resistant to PARP Inhibitors?

July 27, 2021 12:44 pm

For a second time, researchers will test an antibiotic discovered in the 1950s as a potential treatment for cancer.

The first attempt to study the drug, novobiocin, in patients with cancer was a small clinical trial conducted 30 years ago. … Read more

Organ-on-a-Chip Finds Crucial Connection Between Blood and Ovarian Cancers

July 26, 2021 4:48 pm

Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.… Read more