By Andrea Anderson
NEW YORK – An Italian team led by investigators at Humanitas University has come up with a test for detecting early-stage high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) that relies on DNA sequencing of cervical smear samples collected during … Read more
By Mark Fuerst
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has limited use as a screening tool for identifying individuals at risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially in those of non-Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers reported.
Most current DTC genetic tests evaluate … Read more
A new liquid biopsy test developed by researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has shown promise to distinguish which pelvic masses are benign and which are tumorous, a development that could aid early diagnosis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma … Read more
The FDA has approved the first blood test that can help identify hundreds of potentially cancer-associated hereditary variants. The Invitae Common Hereditary Cancers Panel evaluates a blood sample to identify DNA variants in 47 genes associated with an elevated risk … Read more
Ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect, as the disease often does not produce significant symptoms until it has reached late stages and caused metastasis. New screening methods would help physicians detect ovarian tumors early and dramatically increase the chances … Read more
In Science Advances, Nagoya University scientists publish their work discovering three membrane proteins associated with ovarian cancer. The research team are hopeful that their discovery could improve approaches for detecting and diagnosing the disease.
Reliable biomarkers lacking for ovarian… Read more
by Jennifer Southall
Whole-exome sequencing identified carriers of predisposition genes for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer or Lynch syndrome who, under current guidelines, would not have qualified for genetic testing, according to study results.
The findings, presented at American Association … Read more
by Alison Kanski
NEW YORK – Personalized phone discussions about genetic risk assessment increased the number of breast and ovarian cancer patients who got genetic testing or discussed their risk with a genetic counselor, a study from Rutgers Cancer Institute … Read more
Ovarian cancer outcomes are less positive for Black and African American persons compared to other communities, but the reasons why are not entirely clear. Anne Mette Buhl, PhD, Director of Science and Clinical Trials, from The Clearity Foundation, recently contributed … Read more
by Jo Cavallo
The UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) has shown that general population screening did not significantly reduce ovarian and tubal cancer deaths, and the researchers concluded that such screening cannot be recommended. The findings from … Read more
by British Medical Journal
Regularly monitoring women with faulty BRCA genes that make them highly susceptible to ovarian cancer results in earlier stage diagnosis in those who want to defer preventive surgery, finds research published online in the Journal of … Read more
New Studies Led by Cedars-Sinai Investigators Help Pinpoint Genetic Risk Factors Tied to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer and Suggest How to Better Identify Women Most At Risk
Image on left: Simon Gayther, PhD, professor of Biomedical Sciences, … Read more
Biomedical engineer Daniel Heller leads the Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory at MSK.
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have developed a sensor that can be trained to sniff for cancer, with the help of artificial intelligence.
Although the training … Read more
by the ASCO Post Staff
Today, 1 year after its founding, Break Through Cancer announced $50 million in grants to support several cutting-edge research projects using a novel “TeamLab” structure—designed to maximize interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, … Read more
by Caren Begun
Tennis legend Chris Evert—known for her 18-time grand slam success in the sport—has made recent headlines after revealing an early-stage ovarian cancer diagnosis and speaking out to help others by sharing her personal experience.
According to the … Read more