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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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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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New Insights into BRCA1 Mechanism

A study published in Nature posits that the BRCA1 mutation prevents cancer by preventing transcription of certain kinds of DNA sequences. Women with mutations in the BRCA1 genes are at … Continue reading 

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The Annals of Extreme Surgery (NYT)

The New York Times ran an op-ed about the lack of evidence supporting heated chemotherapy (HIPEC). The article stated that while this new treatment gives patients hope, the data is … Continue reading 

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PAPR Inhibitors May Work Against More Ovarian Cancers

PAPR inhibitors, first used in trials for women with ovarian cancer who had a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, are now being used in trials for women without … Continue reading 

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New Antibody may Indicate Risk for Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found that increased levels of an antibody to mesothelin are present in women with ovarian cancer and infertile women. This antibody may help identify women at high risk of … Continue reading 

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History of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Doubles the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A Taiwanese study of approximately 200,000 women found that 90 women developed ovarian cancer during the three year period during which the study took place. Approximately twice as many women with … 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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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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Meta-analysis Shows Exposure to Asbestos may Cause Ovarian Cancer

A meta-analysis of 16 studies showed that a statistically signficant number of women with ovarian cancer had been exposed to asbestos. Red the full abstract here

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Ovarian Cancer Cells are “Bullies”

In an article set for publication in July, researchers argue that ovarian cancer cells act like bullies to colonize other organs. In laboratory experiments, ovarian cancer cells formed holes in … Continue reading 

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