Higher Risk of Ovarian Clear Cell Cancer in Asian Pacific Islanders

February 14, 2020 10:00 am

By Christina Bennett, MS

Regardless of birthplace, women who are Asian Pacific Islanders may have a higher risk of developing ovarian clear cell cancer compared with other ethnicities, according to a population-based retrospective cohort study. The findings were recently published … Read more

Talc Powder Not Linked to Ovarian Cancer in Prospective Datasets

January 7, 2020 5:00 pm

By Ian Ingram

— With some 250,000 participants, study rules out all but smallest risk increases

New research on a quarter-million women from four U.S. cohorts found no significant association between ovarian cancer and the use of powder-based products in … Read more

Endometriosis Appears to Have No Effect on Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But More Research Needed, Study Says

December 17, 2019 3:00 pm

By Marissa Wexler, MS

Endometriosis does not seem to significantly affect ovarian cancer prognosis and survival in patients of reproductive age, a small study suggests.

However, more research is needed to identify factors associated with the progression of endometriosis to … 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

Research Shows How Talc Powder May Change Ovarian Cancer Cells

June 18, 2019 6:00 pm

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Does talc cause cancer? At least 13,000 people think so, and have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of several talcum-based products. Yet so far, juries and scientists have been divided on the … Read more

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: BRCA Mutations, Brain Mets, and Breastfeeding

May 6, 2019 5:00 pm

By Kristin Jenkins

The presence of a BRCA germ line mutation in patients with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer may confer a short-term survival advantage, but is not associated with a reduction in long-term mortality, researchers found.

A follow-up study comparing … Read more

Could Conservative Management of Adnexal Masses Lead to Ovarian Cancer?

February 20, 2019 5:00 pm

By Dave Levitan

Conservative management of adnexal masses classified as benign was associated with a low risk of subsequent malignant ovarian cancer, according to a new study.

“Adnexal masses are often detected incidentally and most of them prove to be … Read more

Only 18% of People With Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes Knew They Were Carriers, Study Found. How Can We Make DNA Screening Work Better?

February 7, 2019 5:00 pm

By Michael Murray

There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late.

When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if there is a period when something could be done, then … Read more

PCOS May Increase Overall Cancer Risk

December 13, 2018 5:00 pm

By Regina Schaffer

Swedish women with polycystic ovary syndrome are 15% more likely to develop any cancer vs. women without the condition, with risk further elevated for cancers of the endometrium, ovary, pancreas and kidney, according to a research letter … Read more

Ultrasound Finds Simple Cysts Not Associated With Ovarian Cancer Risk

November 13, 2018 3:00 pm

By Melissa Rohman

Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts—commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women—are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention, according to research published online

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Cramps or Cancer: Elevated Menstrual Pain May be Associated with Ovarian Cancer Risk

July 24, 2018 7:10 pm

BY Brielle Urciuoli

Menstrual pain is something that, unfortunately, many women will encounter at some point during their lives. However, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer, individuals may want to talk to their health … Read more

Study does not find causal association between assisted reproduction and ovarian cancer risk

July 12, 2018 7:04 pm

Following concerns over many years that hormonal stimulation of the ovaries necessary for IVF may increase the risk of ovarian cancer, a nationwide cohort study from Denmark has now concluded that any perceived increase in risk is actually a statistical … Read more

Infertility linked to increased risk for ovarian cancer

July 6, 2018 8:54 pm

Fertility drugs do not increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.

It did find that infertility itself is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

The researchers examined data from more than 58,000 women in … Read more

Genetic Screening Can Inform Women of Their Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risks

July 6, 2018 7:21 pm

One of the most unsettling aspects of cancer is the unknown.

There is the unknown of what is in store for you if you receive a diagnosis of cancer. But on a larger scale, we all

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Endometriosis Not a Factor in Survival of Patients with Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer, Study Finds

July 5, 2018 6:11 pm

by Ana Pena

Endometriosis does not worsen or improve survival of patients with ovarian clear cell carcinoma, a study suggests.

Researchers found that for these patients, resistance to treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy is the most important predictor of poor outcome.… Read more

Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

April 18, 2018 12:02 am

While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests.

This is especially true in families with … Read more

J&J Loses $110 Million Verdict Over Talc Cancer-Link Claim

May 10, 2017 6:46 pm

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a St. Louis jury to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum products.

Imerys Talc America, which provided the talc to J&J, was … Read more

Research Into Talcum Powder–Ovarian Cancer Link

March 31, 2017 4:38 am

An estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, and mortality rates are high if the disease is not caught and treated early.

Members of the clinical community have attempted to identify modifiable … Read more

What You Need To Know About The Claim Linking Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer

October 31, 2016 6:23 pm

As its name suggests, baby powder, a talcum powder blend that absorbs moisture and reduces chafing, used to be a common staple of diaper changing stations in homes all across America.

But Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer and Talc: Did Junk Science Cost Johnson & Johnson?

May 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it’s been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women’s ovarian cancers. The … Read more