Ovarian Cancer Screening Has Some Benefits in High-Risk Women

March 1, 2017 6:51 pm
Screening for ovarian cancer in high-risk patients led to detection of significantly more early-stage disease as compared with the 1 year after screening ended, a multicenter study showed. Algorithm-based screening with an assay for the CA-125 cancer antigen plus transvaginal … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Screening Update

February 8, 2017 7:30 pm
Ovarian cancer remains the most deadly gynecologic malignancy in the United States with more than 14,000 deaths in 2016. Yet, the prevalence remains low with approximately 22,000 cases in 2016. Stage at diagnosis is one of the strongest predictors of … Read more

Report: 2016 State of the State of Gynecologic Cancers

January 25, 2017 8:04 pm
Today in celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology released a comprehensive report on the most recent advances in the detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers. The 2016 State of the Read more

New Clinical Trial Combines Two Methods to Defeat Ovarian Cancer

January 12, 2017 3:31 am
Fewer than half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer live for five years or more. Sarah Adams, MD, a cancer doctor at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, hopes a new therapy that delivers a one-two punch to cancer cells will … Read more

Gene Testing Could Help Predict Ovarian Cancer Patients’ Sensitivity

January 2, 2017 7:55 pm
Testing for a gene commonly mutated in ovarian cancers could pick out patients who will respond well to a promising new class of cancer drugs, a major new study reveals. Scientists found that defects in a gene called ARID1A caused … Read more

In Battle Against Ovarian Cancer, A New Focus on Fallopian Tubes

December 23, 2016 5:45 pm
Two thin tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus have assumed an outsize role in the battle against ovarian cancer. Research increasingly points to the likelihood that some of the most aggressive ovarian cancers originate in the fallopian tubes. … Read more

A 23-Year-Old Bodybuilder Is Being Ravaged By Ovarian Cancer — And Instagramming It

December 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Three weeks before her wedding day, Cheyann Shaw uploaded a video to YouTube, a space the fitness fanatic regularly filled with workout clips and health tips. But this time was different: She was now using the social video platform for … Read more

Webinar: Clinical Trials and Ovarian Cancer Treatment

November 1, 2016 6:52 pm
Annually, Support Connection, a a not-for-profit organization that provides emotional, social and educational support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer, hosts a webinar/teleconference. In September 2015, our founder Dr. Laura Shawver hosted a webinar … Read more

Is Cancer In Your DNA?

October 25, 2016 6:41 pm
Looking at me, you wouldn’t think I have much in common with Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie. But you’d be wrong. We both carry a BRCA gene mutation, giving us a high risk of developing the cancers that killed our mothers … Read more

NFL’s Pink Publicity Stunt

October 19, 2016 8:16 pm
Wall Street Journal: Opinion Page, October 1 – October 2 by Marty Malarky discusses the NFL’s affiliation with breast cancer’s ‘pink’ campaign; advertising that they have raised $15 million for breast cancer screening and awareness since 2009. Dr. Malarky goes … Read more

NFL’s Breast Cancer Program Does Real Good

October 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Together with the NFL, the American Cancer Society is bringing breast cancer information and screening resources where they are needed most. Regarding Dr. Marty Makary’s “The NFL’s Pink Publicity Stunt Isn’t About Fighting Cancer” (op-ed, Oct. 1): If you want … Read more

14 Things Ob-Gyns Desperately Wish You Knew

September 22, 2016 6:26 pm
OVARIAN CANCER IS OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR STOMACH PROBLEMS The early symptoms of ovarian cancer are easily missed, so getting educated is the best thing you can do to protect yourself! ‘Early symptoms of ovarian cancer tend to be subtle. Bloating, … Read more

FDA Warns Against Widely Used Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

September 19, 2016 5:09 pm
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned women and their doctors that current screening tests for ovarian cancer are unreliable and could lead to false diagnoses. In a statement, the FDA said it was “especially concerned about delaying effective … Read more

Ovarian Cancer: What Women Should Know About Prevention

September 14, 2016 6:11 pm
For most women, the risk of developing ovarian cancer is low – only about 1.3 percent will get that diagnosis in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, however, ovarian cancer often isn’t caught at early stages, making … Read more

Can A Company Market A Screening Test If The FDA Says Women Shouldn’t Use It?

September 14, 2016 4:03 pm
It is fitting that a Food and Drug Administration alert this week about tests marketed for ovarian cancer screening came out in September, which President Bill Clinton declared in 1998 to be National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The FDA’s “safety … Read more

New Drugs for Ovarian Cancer Patients

September 6, 2016 8:08 pm
A new class of drugs could be a significant step forward in the treatment of ovarian cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. The drugs, known as PARP inhibitors, are thought to help the body slow the … Read more

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

Simpler Ovarian Cancer Testing ‘Saves Lives’

July 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Simplifying the way ovarian patients are tested is a “win-win” that saves both lives and money, a study shows. Testing their DNA should identify the most effective drugs and finds out if other family members are at risk. Fewer than … 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

Healthcare’s Missed Opportunities

June 14, 2016 6:18 pm
You’ve probably heard the adage that you are more likely to regret the things you didn’t do than the things you did. Maybe there’s a long lost love that got away, a career you wish you had pursued, a trip … Read more