By Ian Ingram
Adding the Wee1 inhibitor adavosertib to gemcitabine reduced the risk of disease progression and death in women with recurrent, platinum-resistant or -refractory ovarian cancer, a randomized phase II trial showed.
For the primary endpoint of progression-free survival … Read more
A new advanced computing technique using routine medical scans to enable doctors to take fewer, more accurate tumour biopsies, has been developed by cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge. This is an important step towards precision tissue sampling for
By Caroline Hopkins
Using organoids that closely model certain features of ovarian tumors, researchers have identified and tested treatment combinations that may benefit patients, many of whom experience acquired or de novo resistance to PARP inhibitors.
In a study recently … Read more
By Susan Moench, PhD, PA-C
Results of an exploratory analysis showed longer quality-adjusted progression-free survival (QA-PFS) and quality-adjusted time without symptoms or toxicity (Q-TWiST) in women with recurrent ovarian cancer treated with maintenance use of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, … Read more
By Hannah Slater
The recommendations were based on a review of 17 clinical trials, FDA approvals, and consensus where evidence was lacking.
The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) published new guidelines on the use of PARP inhibitors in the … Read more
A global team of medical researchers led by UNSW have developed a test that could help to predict survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and pave the way towards personalised treatment.
A tumour test could help to identify ovarian … Read more
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
In cell and mouse models, miR-181a showed promise as a biomarker for early stage ovarian cancer and may help make immunotherapy treatment more effective.
By Ian Demsky
A microRNA that is normally involved in immune cell differentiation helps to initiate
Inhibiting the JAK/STAT pathway could represent a potential treatment for high-grade serous ovarian cancer, according to a single-cell analysis.
Researchers led by the Broad Institute’s Aviv Regev used single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) to analyze about 11,000 cells from ascites from … Read more
University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer, a tool that could one day guide and improve treatment options for women diagnosed with the … Read more
By Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD
There will be 22,530 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States this year.
Although tumors often present at an advanced stage, it remains one of the most chemosensitive epithelial cancers, with a … Read more
DNA shed by tumors into the bloodstream is starting to be used for the early detection of cancer and for monitoring how well treatment is working. Such DNA, which is called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), hasn’t been quite as helpful… Read more
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
New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that cancer cells in the fallopian tube affect normal chemical signaling between reproductive tissues and stimulate the release of norepinephrine, a small molecule hormone, from the ovary.
Reported in ACS … Read more
Despite months of aggressive treatment involving surgery and chemotherapy, about 85 percent of women with high-grade wide-spread ovarian cancer will have a recurrence of their disease. This leads to further treatment, but never to a cure. About 15 percent of… Read more