Examining factors that may impact ovarian cancer survival disparities

June 20, 2022 10:33 am

by Coco Davis/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy among women in the United States (US). Although the incidence rate is higher among White women, Black women have the lower survival … Read more

Tool improves women’s ‘sense of control’ over ovarian cancer symptoms

June 18, 2022 12:08 pm

by Jennifer Byrne

Women with recurrent ovarian cancer experience an average of 14 disease or treatment-related symptoms at any given time over the course of their disease.

“It’s a huge symptom burden,” Heidi Donovan, PhD, RN, professor of health and … Read more

Ovarian cancer survivors have shown resilience in the face of the pandemic, but are still at risk for mental health challenges

June 8, 2022 5:08 pm

by University of Chicago Medical Center

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our

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A Sensor Sniffs for Cancer, Using Artificial Intelligence

May 12, 2022 9:51 am

Biomedical engineer Daniel Heller leads the Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory at MSK. 

Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have developed a sensor that can be trained to sniff for cancer, with the help of artificial intelligence.

Although the training … Read more

Break Through Cancer Announces $50 Million in Grants to Researchers From Five Top Cancer Research Centers

April 19, 2022 9:13 am

by the ASCO Post Staff

Today, 1 year after its founding, Break Through Cancer announced $50 million in grants to support several cutting-edge research projects using a novel “TeamLab” structure—designed to maximize interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, … Read more

Multifactorial Strategy Shows Promise For Lethal Ovarian Cancer

April 12, 2022 2:28 pm

Scientists from the University of California (UC), San Diego, and their collaborators have demonstrated how key proteins act together to suppress antitumor activity in high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) in a mouse model, revealing a new combinatorial strategy to treat Read more

New Clue to Risk of Peritoneal Cancer After Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy

April 5, 2022 3:27 pm

by Charles Bankhead

— Women with BRCA variant and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma had a 34-fold greater risk

The presence of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) at the time of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) significantly increased the risk of peritoneal carcinomatosis … Read more

MAPK mutations linked to longer survival in ovarian cancer subset

March 24, 2022 10:43 am

by Jennifer Southall

 

Women with mitogen-activated protein kinase-mutated low-grade serous ovarian/peritoneal carcinoma experienced significantly longer PFS and OS compared with women without these mutations, according to study results.

The findings, presented during the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2022 Annual … Read more

Researchers Use US to Predict Ovarian Cancer

March 22, 2022 11:13 am

Approach can help radiologists in a busy clinical practice assess lesions more quickly

The appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk that can help women avoid unnecessary surgery, according to a new study published … Read more

Novel metabolic mechanisms contribute to how ovarian cancer evades immune attack, research finds

March 16, 2022 9:43 am

by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.

High-grade serous carcinoma is the most aggressive form of ovarian cancer and accounts for the majority of advanced-stage cases. The poor outcomes associated with the disease underscore the need for more effective treatments. A research team … Read more

‘Drug factory’ implants eliminate ovarian, colorectal cancer in mice

March 2, 2022 11:45 am

by Jade Boyd

Rice immunotherapy treatment could begin human clinical trials this year

HOUSTON – (March 2, 2022) – Rice University bioengineers have shown they can eradicate advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice in as little as six days

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Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance Linked to Stress-Associated Gene Expression Features

February 23, 2022 9:24 am

NEW YORK – A team led by researchers at the University of Helsinki has uncovered stress-related tumor and microenvironment gene expression features that appear to coincide with chemotherapy resistance and shorter progression-free survival in individuals with high-grade serous ovarian cancer.… Read more

The secret hideouts of ovarian cancer revealed

February 11, 2022 9:53 am

Every year, roughly 550 women develop ovarian cancer in Finland. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and it is commonly fatal, with 320 women dying of ovarian cancer annually in Finland.

Cancer can only develop and progress when the tumour … Read more

Online tool helps ovarian cancer patients feel more in control of symptoms

February 8, 2022 9:38 am

PITTSBURGH – An online symptom management tool that harnesses the problem-solving benefits of expressive writing could help women with ovarian cancer better manage complex symptoms, according to a new study led by a University of Pittsburgh and UPMC nurse-scientist.

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Racial Disparities Persist in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

January 25, 2022 8:52 am

by Jon Kelvey

Black patients with ovarian cancer were less likely than their White counterparts to receive adjuvant chemotherapy after primary surgery, according to a study published in Gynecologic Oncology.

The study also showed that patients who did not undergo … Read more

Small device for earlier ovarian cancer detection

January 19, 2022 8:40 am

by Emily Dieckman

Jennifer Barton, director of the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute and Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Engineering, has spent years developing a device small enough to image the fallopian tubes. Credit: Chris Richards/University of ArizonaRead more

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