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Report from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting

At this year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting, numerous presentations and posters explored issues related to ovarian cancer, some of which are summarized below. This year’s SGO Annual … Continue reading 

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New Genetic Markers for Ovarian Cancer Discovered

A collaboration of more than 130 institutions analyzing data from more than 200,000 people found two new genetic markers increasing a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. New risk-modifying loci … Continue reading 

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Nightshift Work May Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 3,000 women found an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer for women who worked the nightshift. However, duration of nightshift work did not correspond to increased … Continue reading 

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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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New York Times Reports on Flaws in Ovarian Cancer Care

The New York Times reported today on a study that found most women with ovarian cancer receive inadequate care. The article discusses research presented at the 2013 meeting of the … 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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