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Chemotherapy Causes Changes in the Brain

According to MRI results, chemotherapy causes small changes to fibers that connect neurons in the brain. These are associated with a decline in cognitive function. Read an article about the study … Continue reading 

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Race, Insurance Status, Influence Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

A study of more than 47,000 women with ovarian cancer found that uninsured and Medicaid patients were less likely to receive the standard of care. Additionally, women who were African … Continue reading 

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Women with BRCA2 Mutation in Ovarian Tumors have Higher Surivival Rates

A recent study shows that women with ovarian cancer who have the BRCA2 mutation live longer than those with the BRCA1 mutation. Because the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations works slightly … Continue reading 

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Interventions to prevent postoperative complications in women with ovarian cancer.

Women suspected of having ovarian cancer may have complications related to their surgeries. The most common complications, according to a recent studetn published in teh Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, … Continue reading 

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Chemo Dosing Influences Drug Resistance

A mouse study showed that continuous treatment with docetaxel (Taxotere) showed greater anti-tumor effects than treating the mice once a week or once every three weeks. Additionally, treating less often … Continue reading 

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Update on Medicare Coverage for Avastin (bevacizumab)

Months ago, we told you about a Medicare contractor who was denying coverage of Avastin for patients with ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has worked with Members of … Continue reading 

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