Blood Test Detects Dozens of Cancer Types, Often Before Symptoms Emerge

July 13, 2020 5:00 pm
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%. By Mark Leiser A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results … Read more

Certain Recurring Symptoms May Be Linked to Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2020 2:00 pm
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis. By Ryan McDonald Data from a … Read more

Pap Tests May Hold Biomarkers Ahead of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

July 10, 2020 4:00 pm
High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the course of the disease by testing for TP53 clonal variants in DNA from Pap tests. By Leah Lawrence High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the … Read more

‘We Have a Job to Do’: Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Carry on With Clinical Trials During Covid-19

June 17, 2020 5:00 pm
By Elizabeth Cooney Cancer isn’t waiting for Covid-19 to go away. Neither is Karen Howley. Diagnosed two years ago with advanced ovarian cancer, Howley started on a new experimental drug in mid-March, just as coronavirus case counts were soaring in … Read more

Convenient Spit Test Helps Women Assess Cancer Risk From The Comfort Of Their Own Homes

June 1, 2020 4:00 pm
By Stand Up To Cancer Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don’t get tested. A collaborative Stand Up … Read more

Blood Test Helped Detect Cancer Before Symptoms, Study Finds

April 28, 2020 10:45 am
by Marilynn Marchione For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease. The test is still experimental. … Read more

Pathogenic Variants in RAD51C and RAD51D Linked to Ovarian and Breast-Cancer Risk

March 7, 2020 10:00 am
By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pathogenic variants in RAD51C and RAD51D are associated with an increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer, researchers report. “RAD51C and RAD51D are included in cancer gene panels that are widely … Read more

Use of intrauterine devices may decrease risk for ovarian cancer

January 24, 2020 10:00 am
About 14,000 women each year die of ovarian cancer, making it one of the deadliest gynecologic cancers. Moreover, 80% of ovarian cancer diagnoses occur only after the disease has progressed to a late stage. The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance estimated … Read more

Carmel Valley Doctor Joins Clearity Foundation Board in the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

December 30, 2019 1:00 pm
By Jeanne Rawdin “Elegant science” are not two words you hear put together very often. But for Carmel Valley resident Dr. Pamila Brar the phrase sums up her life’s career goals. Brar sees elegant science as “the promise of precision … Read more

‘Wild Idea’ Opens Possible New Frontier for Preventing Ovarian Cancer

October 9, 2019 3:00 pm
A laboratory study published in Clinical Cancer Research offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The study is the first to show that the natural stiffening of the ovaries called fibrosis … Read more

Researchers Develop Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer

August 23, 2019 5:00 pm
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches. The researchers discovered that the presence of four proteins together, known as a biomarker panel, … Read more

Novel Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic May Eliminate Need for Exploratory Surgery

June 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Scientists at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg say they have developed a blood test that may provide a more precise diagnostic for suspected ovarian cancer that would eliminate the need for exploratory surgery. This could lead … Read more

The CA125 Blood Test: Your Questions Answered

June 10, 2019 5:00 pm
What is a CA125 blood test? CA125 is a protein that both men and women have in their blood. The normal level of this is 35 units per millilitre (U/mL), or lower. A CA125 blood test is used to check … Read more

Medicaid Expansion Narrows Racial Gaps in Access to Timely Ovarian Cancer Care

June 4, 2019 5:00 pm
by Paige Minemyer Medicaid expansion may have significantly reduced racial disparities in access to earlier ovarian cancer treatment, according to a new study. The findings, which were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, show that … Read more

ACA May Impact Ovarian Cancer Outcomes

June 2, 2019 5:00 pm
By John Schieszer Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women with ovarian cancer were more likely to be diagnosed at an early stage and receive treatment within 30 days of diagnosis, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, … Read more

‘This terrible disease’: Ovarian cancer is deadly, but new tests, treatments start to emerge

May 18, 2019 5:00 pm
By Sarah Elizabeth Richards Photo: Liz Laats with husband Andy Laats and their three children. She died three years ago of ovarian cancer. The San Diego resident had suffered through 88 rounds of chemotherapy during 10 treatment regimens over six … Read more

CRISPR Reveals New Cancer Drug Targets through ID of Critical Gene Fusion Regions

May 16, 2019 6:00 pm
In what they claim is the first large-scale systematic analysis of thousands of gene fusions in human cancers, scientists have identified a gene fusion that could represent a novel drug target for multiple cancers. Through their studies, the largely U.K.-based … Read more

Changes in the Metabolism of Normal Cells Promotes the Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer Cells

May 1, 2019 5:00 pm
A systematic examination of the tumor and the tissue surrounding it—particularly normal cells in that tissue, called fibroblasts—has revealed a new treatment target that could potentially prevent the rapid dissemination and poor prognosis associated with high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC), a … Read more

Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors

April 23, 2019 5:00 pm
By Anne Trafton More effective surgery could boost survival rates for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Patients Undertested for Mutations that Could Guide Clinical Care

April 9, 2019 4:00 pm
By Krista Conger A large study of women with breast and ovarian cancer has revealed significant gaps between national guidelines for genetic testing and actual testing practices, according to researchers from Stanford and five other institutions. Fewer than a quarter … Read more