We are very pleased that President Obama called for a new national initiative in cancer research, to be led by Vice President Joe Biden. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, Mr. Biden said he’s looking for … Read more
San Diego-based Illumina said Sunday that it’s embarking on a huge, years-long attempt to develop a simple blood test that can detect many types of cancer before a person begins to show signs of the disease.
Most of the work … Read more
President Nixon declared war on cancer declared war on cancer in 1971. In his 2016 State of The Union Address, President Obama set a goal of curing cancer.
Nixon’s war on cancer produced major progress, but cancer is still with … Read more
Most experts believe that one important element of Vice President Biden’s cancer “moonshot” has to be a major database that researchers and clinicians can access to help them develop new therapies or treat patients.
Both the American Society of Clinical … Read more
What have you learned about ovarian cancer? In this webinar, presented by Mayo clinic cancer specialists, there is a discussion about the signs and symptoms that would women and those close to them should know about.
Gynecologic cancer specialists Jamie … Read more
A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday.
The findings come from a 14-year study of … Read more
If you’ve ever served Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless shelter, rung the bell for the Salvation Army, or written a check to a favorite charity, you probably recall the calm glow of satisfaction social scientists call the “helper’s high.” But … Read more
Suppose the mammography had never been invented—how much would we know today about breast cancer? Without it, how many more women might have died from breast cancer? Unlike mammography, no routine test, such as a Pap smear, can yet detect … Read more
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common cause of gynecological cancer death in the United States, with an estimated 21,290 new cases and 14,180 deaths estimated for 2015 (ACS 2015). The vast majority of women are diagnosed with advanced … Read more
A common heart drug called a beta blocker was associated with a striking increase in survival for women with ovarian cancer in a study that suggests a possible new strategy for treating a variety of tumors.
Researchers analyzing a database … Read more