Category Archives: News

New Clue in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

A new study released in Lancet Oncology showed that abnormal levels of female hormones in the bloodstream may be why women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations are at a higher risk … Continue reading 

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Doxil Shortage Update

Johnson & Johnson has announced that it is likely the Doxil shortage will continue through the end of 2014.  They announced that their main supplier of Doxil has decided to … Continue reading 

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New Discovery of Inflammation Process of Some Ovarian Cancer Tumors Could Help Expand Treatment

A study led by Dr. Andrew Stephens from the Prince Henry’s Institute has discovered a process that is associated with inflammation in cancers.  This discovery could lead to expanded treatment … Continue reading 

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Genetic Ovarian and Breast Cancer Treatments Getting a Fresh Look

“Drug makers are rallying to a class of drugs that, if they succeed, could be the first treatments to target breast and ovarian cancers tied to the genetic mutations known … Continue reading 

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Updates on Federal Services During the Government Shutdown

The House and Senate have failed to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution and triggered a federal government shutdown. The Department of Health and Human Services Released a Contingency … Continue reading 

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MD Anderson: Versatile microRNAs choke off cancer blood supply, suppress metastasis

A new study released today by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas shows that a family of microRNAs (miR-200) blocks cancer progression by cutting off the tumor’s ability to build … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Tissue Transplant followed by Successful IVF Creates Future Fertility Hope for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

  An ovarian cancer survivor in Australia, Vali, is 26-weeks pregnant after being told she was infertile due to ovarian cancer treatments. “The sample of Vali’s ovarian tissue was taken … Continue reading 

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President Obama Declares September National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

“This month, we extend a hand to all women battling ovarian cancer. We pledge our support to them, to their families, and to the goal of defeating this disease.”-President Barack … Continue reading 

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New Index May Help to Determine Recurrence Risk

An index created at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, based on protein biomarkers was able to discriminate between women at high risk and low risk for … Continue reading 

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Oncofertility Offers New Options for Young Women with Cancer

The Washington Post explores new options for young women going through cancer treatment who want to know about their options for having children after treatment.  The article looks at emerging … Continue reading 

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MD Anderson Early Detection Research Results Released

MD Anderson released results from an 11-year ovarian cancer screening study following 4,000 women.  The women received yearly blood tests checking their CA-125 levels, which is produced by most ovarian … Continue reading 

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Dogs Smell Ovarian Cancer Tissue

Two dogs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center are learning how to smell tissue that is in early stages of ovarian cancer.  The dogs have been … Continue reading 

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