Tag Archives: Research

Fasting Before Chemotherapy?

There is a growing body of data indicating that fasting before chemotherapy renders cancer cells more sensitive to the toxic effects of those drugs. On the other side of the … Continue reading 

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Adults Abused as Children More Likely to Develop Cancer

A study by a Professor at Purdue University links childhood abuse to cancer. The study indicates that the correlation between abuse and cancer is especially high in girls who are … Continue reading 

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Drugs Approved Faster in US, Cost More

According to a study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, more cancer drugs were approved in the US than in the EU during the 2010-2011 time … Continue reading 

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Harvard to Test End of Life Checklist for Cancer Patients

Up to 450 cancer patients, seen by 60 oncologists, will provide feedback on patient satisfaction and treatment choices over the next three years. The aim of the program is to … Continue reading 

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An Update on PARP Inhibitors

Development of PARP inhibitors, which appear to work best in women with BRCA mutations, has faced setbacks recently. An article reviews the data, good and bad, about PARP inhibitors. The … Continue reading 

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Study Shows Some Benefit to Second Debulking Surgery Followed by HIPEC

A study of 56 patients in Italy who had ovarian cancer showed that women with recurrent ovarian cancer benefited from a second debulking surgery followed by HIPEC. HIPEC, or hyperthermic … Continue reading 

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Depo-Provera Shown to Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A large body of data shows that use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk of developing ovarian cancer. A new study of approximate 1400 women in Thailand suggests that the … Continue reading 

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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have … Continue reading 

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Coffee and/or Tea Intake Not Associated with Ovarian Cancer

An analysis of more than 330,000 European women found no evidence that coffee and/or tea intake had any effect on the risk of developing ovarian cancer. The abstract can be … Continue reading 

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Phase III Trial of Bevacizumab with Chemotherapy

A Phase III trial of bevacizumab (Avastin) with gemcitabine + carboplatin versus gemcitabine + carboplatin in women with ovarian cancer showed the bevacizumab arm to improve progression free survival (PFS). … Continue reading 

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Why We Need a Screening Test (CNN)

Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, talked to CNN about recent recommendations against screening for ovarian cancer. Dr. Brawley noted that the tools we currently have … Continue reading 

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Height, Weight, Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk

Both height and weight are linked to according to a new meta-analysis. The data examined a total of 25,157 women with ovarian cancer and 81,311 women without ovarian cancer. The … Continue reading 

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