Author Archives: Cara

IP Chemo Shows Survival Benefit

Two studies recently released show a survival benefit for intraperitoneal IP chemotherapy Women with the BRCA1 mutation given IP chemotherapy survived three years longer than those given IV chemotherapy. Read … Continue reading 

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Sugary Food Not Linked to Ovarian Cancer

A study of 205 women with ovarian cancer found that there was no link between consumption of sugary foods and risk of ovarian cancer. There was, however, an indication that … Continue reading 

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Enrollees in Cancer Clinical Trials Usually Healthier

Often, patients enrolled in clinical trials live longer than those who are not, however, a new study shows that the survival benefit may be due to the patient’s health, not … Continue reading 

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Obesity and Ovarian Cancer

Data from 15 case-control studies representing more than 30,000 people showed a link between high Body Mass Index (BMI) and the risk of developing ovarian cancer. However, obesity did not … Continue reading 

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IVF Does Not Significantly Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of the medical records of more than 67,000 women who underwent fertility treatment found that fertility treatments did not effect the risk of breast or uterine cancer, and … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer in African Americans

A new report from the American Cancer Society estimates cancer incidence and mortality rates for African Americans. In the case of ovarian cancer, both incidence and mortality are lower for … Continue reading 

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FDA Approves Generic Version of Doxil

The FDA approved the first generic version of the cancer drug Doxil. The drug is made by Sun Pharmaceuticals, the same company that makes Lipodox. Lipodox importation is allowed temporarily … Continue reading 

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Stress and Cancer

A new study of mice with prostate cancer indicated that stress can hinder the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapies. In this mouse model, the use of beta-blockers did prevent stress from … Continue reading 

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Bone Density & Gynecologic Cancers

A small study of 35 pre-menopausal women with gynecologic cancers (ovarian, cervical and uterine) showed a decrease in bone mineral density after treatment. Women with cervical cancer appeared to have … Continue reading 

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New Paper Posits that Drug Shortages are Due to Low Prices, not Low Reimbursements

A new paper authored by two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees argues that the recent spate of drug shortages was caused by numerous factors, all of which can be … Continue reading 

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Interval Debulking Surgery Appears to Increase Risk of Platinum Resistance

A study of 425 Stage III and IV ovarian cancer patients had either primary debulking surgery or interval debulking surgery. Interval debulking surgery did not appear to increase the risk … Continue reading 

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High Blood Calcium Levels May Indicate Ovarian Cancer

A new study indicates a direct link between higher blood calcium levels and presence of ovarian cancer. Specifically, “women who were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and women who later … Continue reading 

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