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Screening Study for Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 545 women with a family history of ovarian cancer were  provided annual screening with the CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound. This interval of testing with … Continue reading 

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: The Debate Continues

Two articles in the Journal of Clinical Oncology debate the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy – chemo given before surgery – for ovarian cancer patients. Based on some studies, researchers conclude … 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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Ovarian Cancer a Mystery, Especially for Black Women

The Grio reports that African American women are not well represented in clincial trials related to ovarian cancer. The article discusses a new trial meant to explore the epidemiology of … Continue reading 

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Carbo/Paclitaxel v. Carbo/PLD as first line treatment for Ovarian Cancer

A recently study evaluated standard first line therapy – carboplatin plus paclitaxel – against carboplatin plus Doxil (PLD). This study of more than 800 women found that the use of … 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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The Cancer Genome Atlas presents initial results on ovarian cancer

Earlier this week, research related to the genetics of ovarian cancer was released. The data show that there is an enormous about of  genetic variation between ovarian cancers, unlike some other … Continue reading 

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Lead to Diagnosis but may not Improve Survival

A study of almost 1,500 Australian women with ovarian cancer showed that women diagnosed before they experienced symptoms lived longer than women who were diagnosed based on the presence of … Continue reading 

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Removal of Ovaries During Hysterectomy an Option

A study shows that women who have their ovaries removed during a hysterectomy have lower rates of ovarian cancer than women who only have a hysterectomy, although rates for both … Continue reading 

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BRCA2 Mutation may Indicate Better Prognosis

A study of more than 3,500 women with ovarian cancer found that those with the BRCA2 mutation lived longer than those with the BRCA1 mutation or no mutation. Of women … Continue reading 

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Cost-Effective Analysis of Bevacizumab for Ovarian Cancer

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology concludes that “[t]he addition of bevacizumab to standard chemotherapy in patients with advanced ovarian cancer is not cost effective.” The study … Continue reading 

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ESAs Linked to Ovarian Cancer Mortality (Medpage)

A study presented at the Society for Gynecologic Oncology annual meeting in March, 2011 showed that women treated with ESAs had higher rates of ovarian cancer recurrence and death. ESAs … Continue reading 

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