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Discoverer of BRCA genes said “being ignored” helped her do her research

Last week marked the 20th year anniversary of the discovery of the BRCA1 gene by Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., an American geneticist. Dr. King, who was interviewed last week by NPR, … Continue reading 

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Causative mutation found for rare form of ovarian cancer affecting young women

A rare type of ovarian cancer called small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (or SCCOHT) can affect women and girls as young as 14 months old. This week, … Continue reading 

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Vynfinit gains European approval for treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Last week, the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP – the equivalent to the FDA in the United States, recommended approval for vynfinit in … Continue reading 

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New analysis links ovarian cancer to obesity

This week, a new analysis showed that women that are overweight or obese have a moderately higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than women at normal weight. The study, released … Continue reading 

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Early oophorectomy cuts risk of death in BRCA mutation carriers

New research published this week suggests that women with BRCA1 mutations should have a prophylactic oophorectomy by the age of 35 to lessen their risk of developing and dying from … Continue reading 

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High-dose Vitamin C may boost chemotherapy effectiveness

High-doses of vitamin C delivered in conjunction with IV chemotherapy may boost chemotherapy’s effectiveness and reduce side-effects in ovarian cancer treatment, according to a new study published this week. Researchers … Continue reading 

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Aspirin may reduce risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent

Daily use of aspirin may reduce a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer risk by as much as 20 percent, according to research published yesterday by scientists at the National Cancer … Continue reading 

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1 in 5 women with ovarian cancer have a genetic predisposition

At least 20% of women with ovarian cancer have a genetic predisposition to the disease even if they don’t have a family history ovarian cancer, according to a recent study. … Continue reading 

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New combination therapy for ovarian cancer shows positive results in Phase I clinical trials

A new combination therapy developed by researchers at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute has showed positive results in 60% of women with recurrent ovarian cancer. To develop the new therapy, … Continue reading 

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Treatment in New Study on Mice with Ovarian Cancer has Positive Results

A targeted drug delivery system developed at Rutgers University could possibly make ovarian cancer more treatable.  The study results published in Clinical Cancer Research also indicated the new system could increase survival … Continue reading 

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Scientists Ask: Does Ovarian Cancer Have a Smell?

George Preti, who works at the Monell Chemical Senses Center as an organic chemist, and an interdisciplinary team that includes physicists and veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania are using … Continue reading 

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New Study find Hot Ovarian Cancer Cells are Easier to Kill

Oregon State University researchers have found that using nanotechnology with heat and cytotoxic drugs can kill up to 95% of ovarian cancer cells.  While there is still additional research that … Continue reading 

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