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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“The longer the history of oral contraceptive use, the greater the protection we observed in terms of reduced chance of dying from aggressive ovarian cancer,” said study first author Jennifer Mongiovi.
The protection that birth control pills offer against ovarian … Read more
By Christina Bennett, MS
Women at increased risk for hereditary ovarian cancer who underwent risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy experienced less worry but worse menopausal symptoms and more regret compared with those who underwent salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy, the Women Choosing Surgical Prevention … Read more
By Will Boggs MD
The ultrasonographic appearance of ovarian masses is strongly associated with a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, researchers report.
“Ovarian cancer is a frightening and devastating disease, and we want to be able to find ovarian cancer … Read more
By Pam Harrison
All histologic types of ovarian cancer risk lowered in statin versus non-statin users.
Women who started taking a statin at the age of 50 or older had a significantly lower risk of developing any histologic type of … Read more
By Health Day News
Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from 12 southeastern states … Read more
In fact, daily low-dose aspirin — the type many older women already take to help… Read more
Anna Hargrove learned she carries a genetic mutation that predisposes women toward breast and ovarian cancer at 27, which was no surprise given her family history.
Hargrove, cautious by nature, did what a lot of women with the mutation do: … Read more
It’s known that use of the birth control pill is tied to lower odds for ovarian cancer, but new research shows the benefit extends to smokers or women who are obese.
According to the study from the U.S. National Cancer … Read more