Link Between Driver of Ovarian Cancer and Metabolism Opens Up New Therapeutic Strategies

January 11, 2021 3:00 pm

Loss of ARID1A causes increased glutamine metabolism, which can be blocked pharmacologically to target ARID1A-mutant tumors.

Mutations that inactivate the ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer increase utilization of the glutamine amino acid making cancer cells dependent on glutamine metabolism, according … Read more

‘Virtual Biopsies’ Could Replace Tissue Biopsies in Future Thanks to Technique Developed by Cambridge Scientists

January 6, 2021 5:00 am

A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge. This is an important step towards precision tissue sampling for

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PARP Inhibitors Linked With Blood Cancer Risk

December 28, 2020 11:00 am

Incidence of MDS/AML under 1%, but further investigation warranted as indications broaden

By Leah Lawrence

Although rare, poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors were associated with an increased risk for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and occurred even … Read more

Oral Contraceptive Pills Protect Against Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer, Study Finds

December 18, 2020 11:00 am

A study has shown that the use of oral contraceptives gave women a much lower risk of developing both ovarian and endometrial cancer.

A study involving more than 250,000 women has shown that the use of oral contraceptives can protect … Read more

Elevated Stress Hormone Levels Could Reawaken Dormant Cancer Cells, Study Finds

December 2, 2020 5:00 pm

By Shraddha Chakradhar

The recurrence of cancer months or even years after successful treatment is an all too common phenomenon, and scientists have been chipping away at understanding how undetectable cells can once again unleash disease on the body — … Read more

SEngine Precision Medicine IDs Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Combos Using Organoid Approach

November 23, 2020 8:00 pm

By Caroline Hopkins

Using organoids that closely model certain features of ovarian tumors, researchers have identified and tested treatment combinations that may benefit patients, many of whom experience acquired or de novo resistance to PARP inhibitors.

In a study recently … Read more

In Vitro Fertilization Does Not Increase the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

November 20, 2020 7:00 pm

A new paper published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that receiving assisted reproductive technology does not increase the risk women have for developing ovarian cancer.

Previous research indicated that women who use assisted reproductive technology in Read more

Revolutionary CRISPR-Based Genome Editing System Treatment Destroys Cancer Cells

November 18, 2020 4:00 pm

TAU breakthrough may increase life expectancy in brain and ovarian cancers.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure … Read more

ASCO Advises Against PARP Inhibitor Retreatment in Ovarian Cancer

October 28, 2020 4:00 pm

By Andrew D. Bowser

New guidelines recommend against retreatment with poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in women with epithelial ovarian, tubal, or primary peritoneal cancer (EOC). However, trials investigating retreatment are underway, so this recommendation may change.

The guidelines, from … Read more

KSQ Boosts PARP Inhibition In Models Of Cancer With USP1 Inhibitor

October 27, 2020 7:00 pm

KSQ Therapeutics is hoping to provide hope for ovarian and breast cancer patients that have developed a resistance to drugs and those who don’t respond at all by developing a drug that may be able to boost the effectiveness of … Read more

Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest

October 16, 2020 6:00 pm

 Sharon Worcester

“Many physicians would assume that prevention of cancer, especially cancer as serious as ovarian cancer, trumps all other decision making, but when we really listen to high-risk women, they want to have options,” Karen Lu, MD, … Read more

Large Genomics Study Points the Way to Future Cancer Clinical Trials

October 14, 2020 11:00 am

By Angus Liu

Many oncology researchers and practitioners scrutinize genetic alterations in cancer, but they either focus on one particular tumor type or one mutation that occurs across tumors. A large-scale study focusing on precision medicine in cancer is now … Read more

A Common Plant Virus Is an Unlikely Ally in the War on Cancer

October 5, 2020 3:00 pm

Researchers have seen promising results by injecting dog and mouse tumors with the cowpea mosaic virus. Now they’re aiming for a human trial.

By Daniel Oberhaus

Jack Hoopes spends a lot of time with dying dogs. A veterinary radiation specialist
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Why Some Cancers May Respond Poorly to Key Drugs Discovered

September 22, 2020 4:00 pm

Patients with BRCA1/2 mutations are at higher risk for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers that can be aggressive when they develop—and, in many cases, resistant to lifesaving drugs. Now scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Ajou University … Read more

Research Discovery May Offer New Treatment Options for People Diagnosed With Rare Form of Ovarian Cancer

August 26, 2020 8:00 am

A recent finding by researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine and the BC Cancer Research Institute (BCCRI) may offer a new treatment possibility for people diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer.

Small cell carcinoma of the … Read more

STING Activation Touted as Potential Immunotherapy for Cancer

August 25, 2020 9:00 am

A Scripps Research team reports the discovery of a molecule that can activate a natural immune-boosting protein called STING. The findings mark a key advance in the field of oncology, as the STING protein is known for its strong antitumor … Read more

Tumor Gene Test Could Help to Predict Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

August 17, 2020 6:00 pm

A global team of medical researchers led by UNSW have developed a test that could help to predict survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and pave the way towards personalised treatment.

A tumour test could help to identify ovarian … Read more

Study Finds Patients With Rare Ovarian Cancer Develop Chemoresistance

August 7, 2020 5:00 pm

By Christina Bennett, MS

Patients with LGSC also had a significantly lower partial response rate with neoadjuvant therapy compared with patients with HGSC.

Patients with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum (LGSC) developed chemoresistance to neoadjuvant platinum-based therapy,

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How Does Ovarian Cancer Form? A New Study Points to MicroRNA

July 30, 2020 4:00 pm

Although ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of death from cancer in women, scientists don’t have a good handle on how it forms. Now a new study suggests that a microRNA—a molecule made by cells to turn genes on … Read more

Chemotherapy, Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer Not Linked to Higher COVID-19 Mortality Risk

July 30, 2020 3:00 pm

Women who underwent chemotherapy or surgery for gynecologic cancer and also had COVID-19 infection did not appear at significantly increased risk for death due to the novel coronavirus, according to study findings published in Cancer.

However, recent immunotherapy use … Read more