Ovarian cancer surveillance results in earlier diagnosis for women with faulty BRCA genes who want to defer surgery

November 1, 2022 4:17 pm

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

Melissa Frey, MD, on Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Genetic Testing

October 19, 2022 10:40 am

by Mark L. Fuerst

Most people with a hereditary ovarian cancer syndrome are unaware of their underlying mutation, and the majority have not had genetic testing.

In a recent article in the ASCO Educational Book, Melissa Frey, MD, MS, … Read more

Identifying the Underlying Causes of Ovarian Cancer

October 6, 2022 1:48 pm

by Cedars-Sinai

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

Nonselective Beta-Blockers May Improve Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer

August 29, 2022 2:19 pm

by Charles Bankhead

Women with cardiovascular conditions (CVCs) and ovarian cancer had better 2-year survival if they received a nonselective beta blocker (NSBB) at or around the time of cancer surgery, a review of medical records showed.

Two-year postoperative survival … Read more

Study Finds Genetic Counseling for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Did Not Significantly Increase with Clinician Support

August 15, 2022 11:11 am

by Erin Hunter

Women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer felt less worried and better informed with educational intervention, even if their attendance of genetic counseling did not significantly increase.

A new study shows that access to clinician

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Meta-Analysis Examines Link Between Aspirin Use and Ovarian Cancer Risk

July 28, 2022 10:32 am

by The ASCO Post Staff

Frequent aspirin use may be linked with lower ovarian cancer risk in individuals with multiple risk factors, according to a new study published by Hurwitz et al in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“Ovarian … 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

Oral Contraceptive Pills Protect Against Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer, Study Finds

December 18, 2020 11:00 am

A study has shown that the use of oral contraceptives gave women a much lower risk of developing both ovarian and endometrial cancer.

A study involving more than 250,000 women has shown that the use of oral contraceptives can protect … Read more

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

October 29, 2020 3:00 pm

 Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who report results from a randomized trial conducted in patients with … Read more

Two-Stage Surgery to Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk Piques Interest

October 16, 2020 6:00 pm

 Sharon Worcester

“Many physicians would assume that prevention of cancer, especially cancer as serious as ovarian cancer, trumps all other decision making, but when we really listen to high-risk women, they want to have options,” Karen Lu, MD, … Read more

Universal BRCA Testing Could Prevent Countless Cancer Deaths

July 17, 2020 1:00 pm

By Diana Swift

Population screening found to be cost-effective for higher income countries

Screening entire populations of women for mutations in breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes could prevent hundreds of thousands of cases in the U.S., and millions globally, … Read more

Surgical Removal of Fallopian Tubes to Prevent Ovarian Cancer Rapidly Rising, More Research Needed to Support Its Continued Use

July 13, 2020 6:00 pm

Ten percent of women who received a hysterectomy and salpingectomy, or removal of the fallopian tubes, during the study period had a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.

By Ryan McDonald

Despite limited data to support its use, the … 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

Treatment with Lipophilic Statins Shows Lower Mortality Rate for Patients with Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

June 22, 2020 6:00 pm

A study presented at the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II showed a significant decrease in mortality rate for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer when treated with lipophilic statins, supporting the further evaluation of statins to treat ovarian cancer in randomized 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

Research Suggests Statins Could Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

February 18, 2020 10:00 am

By Cancer Research UK

A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK published today … 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

‘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

New Name for Breast-Cancer Syndrome Could Help to Save Lives

July 3, 2019 6:00 pm

By Colin C. Pritchard

People of all sexes can have risk genes that are often assumed to affect only women. Renaming the syndrome should aid cancer prevention and treatment, argues Colin C. Pritchard.

I recently had a conversation with my … 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