Tag Archives: Research

HE4 May be Helpful in Screening

A study based on blood samples from more than 100 ovarian cancer patients and 700 women without ovarian cancer suggested that the HE4 might be useful to use for women … 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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Fat Cells in the Omentum Help Fuel Ovarian Cancer

A new study suggests that the “fatty apron” of cells found in the abdomen help ovarian cancer cells grow. This research could help provide direction for new targets in treatment. … Continue reading 

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IVF Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of 25,000 women, 19,000 of whom received In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) found that the women who underwent IVF had higher rates of ovarian cancer. The cases of ovarian cancer … Continue reading 

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The Pill Halves the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A new study of more than 300,000 women, 878 of whom developed ovarian cancer over an almost 10 year period, showed that women who took oral contraceptives (The Pill) had … 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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Fluorescent Light Helps Doctors Identify Ovarian Cells

Doctors have used a special dye to track tumors during surgery. The dye makes ovarian cancer cells glow under fluorescent light. The study had 10 ovarian cancer patients, and may allow … 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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Another Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trial Approved

MXi Pharmaceuticals has recieved approval to begin a trial for ovarian/uterine cancer. The company hopes to start enrolling patients this calendar year. See the news release here Enroll in clinical … 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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FDA Clears ROMA Test (HE4+CA-125)

The FDA cleared the ROMA Algorithm, which uses the CA-125 and HE4 blood markers, to determine the likelihood that a pelvic mass is malignant. The test is a tool to help … Continue reading 

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