Tiny 3D Models May Yield Big Insights Into Ovarian Cancer

August 16, 2016 5:36 pm

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.About 1.5 percent of American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, … Read more

SGO, ASCO Issue New Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Treatment

August 9, 2016 6:25 pm

A new joint clinical practice guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) states that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is the optimal first-line treatment for some women who have newly diagnosed advanced ovarian … Read more

Discoveries Offer Hope For Managing Ovarian Cancer

August 9, 2016 5:53 pm

Oxford University researchers have found a way to detect ovarian cancer early and identified an enzyme that is key in making ovarian cancer more deadly. Their results, published in two journals, provide new research routes for scientists trying to detect … Read more

Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information

July 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Government scientists are seeking a million volunteers willing to share the innermost secrets of their genes and daily lives as part of an ambitious 10-year research project to understand the causes and cures of disease.

Those selected to be members … Read more

California Precision Medicine Initiative Unveils $7.2M Funding Opportunity

July 26, 2016 2:40 am

The University of California, San Francisco announced last week that the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) will provide $7.2 million in new funding to support to new precision medicine research projects.

The CIAPM was established in 2015 with … Read more

An Overview of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative

July 14, 2016 6:08 pm

By: Annette McElhiney

Nearly everyone has heard the term Precision Medicine. However most of us have only a shallow understanding of what precision medicine means. To fully understand, go to the government web site and read the President’s initiative in … Read more

New Ovarian Cancer Drugs Raise Hope — But Not For All

July 6, 2016 6:25 pm

Promising new therapies are springing up to treat ovarian cancer, long one of the most deadly and hard to treat malignancies. The latest: An experimental drug from Tesaro, a small biotech company based in Waltham, Mass. The company on Wednesday … Read more

Eating After a Cancer Diagnosis: Does What You Eat Really Matter?

July 5, 2016 8:42 pm

With the number of cancer survivors growing every day, the question of what to eat after a cancer diagnosis is quickly becoming a hot topic. Some survivors believe it is of little importance: they have already been through cancer, so … Read more

TESARO’s Niraparib Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival

June 29, 2016 7:03 pm

TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRO), an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Phase 3 NOVA trial of niraparib successfully achieved its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS). This trial demonstrated that niraparib significantly prolonged PFS compared to control among patients who … Read more

Biden: Moonshot Requires ‘Open Collaboration, Open Minds’

June 14, 2016 5:56 pm

Increased collaboration and a willingness to see beyond the expected will be critical to the success of the national cancer moonshot initiative, Vice President Joe Biden told ASCO Annual Meeting attendees this afternoon. “No single oncologist or cancer researcher can … Read more

Precision Medicine and Cancer

June 8, 2016 7:16 pm

ASCO’s (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Annual Meeting was held on June 2nd through June 7th in Chicago, Illinois. ASCO offers premier scientific events for oncology professionals, patients, patient advocates, industry representatives, and major media outlets worldwide. It showcased new … Read more

Combination Of Chemotherapy And Immunotherapy May Be Effective

June 8, 2016 7:04 pm

Inside each ovarian tumor, there are good cells and bad cells. A new paper explains their roles: The bad cells are fibroblasts. They work to block chemotherapy, which is why nearly every woman with ovarian cancer becomes resistant to treatment. … Read more

Precision Medicine Yields Better Outcomes for Clinical Trial Patients

June 2, 2016 6:21 pm

A meta-analysis of 346 phase I clinical trials involving more than 13,000 patients found that patients whose treatment was selected based on the molecular characteristics of their tumor had significantly better outcomes. The study was featured in a press briefing … Read more

8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Ovarian Cancer

May 17, 2016 6:32 pm

“Ovarian cancer is the most feared gynecologic cancer,” says Teresa Diaz-Montes, MD, associate director of the Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Perhaps that’s for good reason: Often called the “silent killer,” the disease … Read more

Marijuana Benefits, Risks For Patients With Cancer Need More Study

May 9, 2016 8:13 pm

Even as an increasing number of states approve the use of medical marijuana, a review of medical literature and existing data finds that huge questions remain about its true benefits and risks for patients with cancer.Investigators found that … Read more