Examining factors that may impact ovarian cancer survival disparities

June 20, 2022 10:33 am

by Coco Davis/ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy among women in the United States (US). Although the incidence rate is higher among White women, Black women have the lower survival … Read more

New Clue to Risk of Peritoneal Cancer After Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy

April 5, 2022 3:27 pm

by Charles Bankhead

— Women with BRCA variant and serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma had a 34-fold greater risk

The presence of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma (STIC) at the time of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) significantly increased the risk of peritoneal carcinomatosis … Read more

Key to detecting ovarian cancer early may be in the fallopian tubes

April 4, 2022 3:20 pm

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

Why Black women with ovarian cancer require greater focus

December 15, 2021 9:55 am

by Sophia George

Providing equal access to care will not by itself equalize outcomes between Black and white women.

Women from the African diaspora are disproportionately affected by high-grade and aggressive ovarian tumours. In the United States, mortality due to … Read more

MSK Fellows Develop Online Resource to Increase Awareness of Genetic Cascade Testing

October 21, 2021 12:00 am

by Alison Kanski

NEW YORK – Gynecologic oncology fellows at Memorial Sloan Kettering have developed an online resource for cancer patients, family members, and doctors aiming to raise awareness of genetic cancer risks and spur more testing among relatives for … Read more

Disappointment: Screening for Ovarian Cancer Does Not Cut Deaths

May 13, 2021 12:00 pm

By Pam Harrison

Results from a huge British trial that involved more than 200,000 women who were followed for a median of 16 years have turned out negative. Investigators found that annual screening for ovarian cancer with either multimodal screening … Read more

Nulliparity, Not ART, Likely Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer

January 19, 2021 5:00 pm

By Mark L. Fuerst

Women who receive ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures don’t have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared to subfertile women who don’t undergo ART, according to a new study.

The results … Read more

In Vitro Fertilization Does Not Increase the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

November 20, 2020 7:00 pm

A new paper published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that receiving assisted reproductive technology does not increase the risk women have for developing ovarian cancer.

Previous research indicated that women who use assisted reproductive technology in 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

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

Certain STIs May Play a Role in Ovarian Cancer Development

April 7, 2020 10:00 am

By Leah Lawrence

History of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may be important in the etiology of ovarian cancer — and a new study links certain STIs with increased risk for the disease.

Using data from the European Prospective Investigation into … Read more

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