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Farletuzumab Trial Fails to Show Increase in PFS

A Phase III trial of a potential new treatment for ovarian cancer, farletuzumab, did not know any improvement in progression free survival. See a new article here

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Pap Test for Ovarian Cancer?

A small study of 46 women showed that examining cells on the cervix can help identify ovarian and uterine cancers. In this study, DNA analysis detected 41% of ovarian cancer … Continue reading 

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Study Suggests Screening Useful for High Risk Women

A study of 3,500 women at high risk of developing ovarian/fallopian cancer were screened annually for approximately three years with the CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound. In this population, … Continue reading 

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NIH to Enforce Public Access Policy

As a condition of receiving public monies for research, the researchers must make available the results of their work. The National Institutes of Health will begin to delay grants to … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Few Women Recognize Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that women were not aware of the non-gynecologic symptoms of gynecologic cancers, such as abdominal or back pain. … Continue reading 

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Researchers Uncover New Mechanism of Action for PARP Inhibitors

It appears that molecules currently classified as PARP inhibitors may work in one, or both, ways. One mechanism of action inhibits PARP enzyme activity; the other acts as a “PARP … Continue reading 

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Exposure to Sunlight May Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of 3,000 women found that those expose to more ultraviolet radiation had a decreased risk of ovarian cancer and an increased risk of borderline tumors. See the full … Continue reading 

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Use of Aspirin May Decrease Risk of Serous Ovarian Cancer

A study of 756 women with ovarian cancer and 1564 women without ovarian cancer found that women who regularly used aspirin decreased their risk of ovarian cancer. See the press … Continue reading 

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Dose Dense Therapy Appears Beneficial

A study of 637 Japanese women with ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer showed that dose dense chemotherapy provided a benefit. The standard of care arm provided chemotherapy every three … Continue reading 

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Fertility Drugs Do Not Appear to Cause Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 2700 women showed that women who used fertility drugs did not have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, except for women who used fertility drugs and … Continue reading 

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Cost Effectiveness of Screening

A new study shows a “modest mortality” reduction for women of average risk, screened annually by the CA-125. The study tested women annually for the CA-125 blood marker; if those … Continue reading 

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them. The study also suggests that a high … Continue reading 

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