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  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
    (19-Apr-2017)
    Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Half of breast cancer patients who had both breasts removed unsure of genetic risk of more cancers: study

  • Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
    (28-Mar-2017)
    6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

  • Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Jan-2017)
    Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

  • Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
    (19-Dec-2016)
    Rubraca's use is specific to women with a mutation of the BRCA gene, FDA said

  • Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report
    (11-Nov-2016)
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
    (04-Nov-2016)
    Leading cancer and women's health groups say probably not

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year

  • FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable
    (09-Sep-2016)
    May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer

  • Are Birth Control Pills Tied to Decline in Ovarian Cancer Deaths?
    (07-Sep-2016)
    Rates down 16 percent in U.S., 8 percent in Canada, and 10 percent in Europe over a decade: study

  • Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers, Experts Say
    (24-Aug-2016)
    International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

  • Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
    (30-Jun-2016)
    Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

  • Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Jun-2016)
    Chronic inactivity linked to greater risk for the disease in study

  • Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds
    (07-Jun-2016)
    Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

  • Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Study found using both abdomen drip and IV delayed progression of disease

  • 1 in 5 Ovarian Cancer Patients Doesn't Get Life-Extending Surgery: Study
    (03-Jun-2016)
    Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • Gene Tests May Help Predict Outcomes in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Women with mutations in some 'DNA repair' genes may survive much longer, research shows

  • Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Better understanding needed to improve prevention, detection, treatment, U.S. panel notes

  • Is Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Raised Risk of Certain Cancers?
    (01-Mar-2016)
    Study suggests, but doesn't prove, that odds increase for some types of tumors, but drop for others

  • Annual Blood Test Might Help Prevent Deaths From Ovarian Cancer
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

  • Healthy Diet May Lower Black Women's Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    (13-Nov-2015)
    Preventing the disease is key, researchers say, since tumors often spotted too late for a cure

  • Study Links Having Children to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

  • Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
    (01-Oct-2015)
    But outside expert questions whether counseling may be more important after test comes back positive

  • Screening All Women for Breast Cancer Genes Not Feasible: Study
    (11-Sep-2015)
    Price of genetic tests would have to drop 90 percent to be cost-effective, researcher says

  • Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients

  • Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices

  • 1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study
    (11-Aug-2015)
    Many of these patients even had 'high-risk' disease that lowered odds of a good prognosis

  • Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Protective effect seems to linger for decades after contraceptive is discontinued, researchers found

  • Combo Rx May Boost Ovarian Cancer Outcomes, But Too Few Get It: Study
    (03-Aug-2015)
    Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
    (14-Jul-2015)
    Effect was not seen in men, and held even after researchers factored out a lack of exercise

  • Less Chemo for Obese Ovarian Cancer Patients Linked to Worse Survival Rates
    (06-Jul-2015)
    Study found getting what amounted to lower doses per pound of body weight meant poorer outcomes

  • Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

  • Chemo Before Surgery May Boost Outcomes for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (20-May-2015)
    Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds

  • Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer
    (07-May-2015)
    Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say

  • Ovary Removal Reduces Breast Cancer Death in BRCA1 Carriers: Study
    (23-Apr-2015)
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

  • Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers Act Differently in Each Woman: Study
    (07-Apr-2015)
    Angelina Jolie's decision for surgery might not be right for everyone carrying BRCA mutations

  • Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression, researchers find

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Angelina Jolie's Choice Not Uncommon for Women With Cancer Gene
    (24-Mar-2015)
    Disclosure that she had ovaries removed spotlights issues faced by women with BRCA mutations

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Overall increase is small, though, adding 1 cancer per 1,000 women treated

  • FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Dec-2014)
    Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

  • Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Associated with genetic defect

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

  • Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

  • Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

  • 'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers
    (02-Jul-2014)
    But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

  • Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
    (30-Jun-2014)
    Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

  • Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
    (02-Jun-2014)
    Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

  • Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
    (14-Apr-2014)
    Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

  • Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?
    (08-Apr-2014)
    Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

  • For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters
    (24-Mar-2014)
    Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

  • Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

  • Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study
    (11-Mar-2014)
    Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

  • Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study
    (24-Feb-2014)
    In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

  • Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers
    (19-Feb-2014)
    Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

  • Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent

  • Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Lab study found it also left healthy cells unharmed, but experts say more research needed

  • Only High-Risk Women Need Breast Cancer Gene Test: Experts
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

  • New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

  • Most Women Don't Understand Their Breast Cancer Risk: Survey
    (04-Sep-2013)
    White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

  • New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early

  • More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
    (14-Aug-2013)
    About 6 million women nationwide say they'd very likely consult with their doctor, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

  • Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Cost to U.S. is $17 billion a year, researchers say, but experts question findings

  • New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Study found it prolonged remission after chemotherapy almost six months longer than a placebo

  • Angelina Jolie Will Have Ovaries Removed to Lower Chances of Cancer: Report
    (15-May-2013)
    Actress has already had double mastectomy due to gene linked to high risk for breast, ovarian cancer

  • Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
    (14-May-2013)
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

  • Human Gene Patent Case Goes to Supreme Court
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Decision could have wide-ranging implications for biotech industry, medical research, experts say

  • Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer
    (08-Apr-2013)
    Researchers say one patient in long-term remission after novel treatment

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    (27-Mar-2013)
    DNA 'typos' point to increased risk in breast, prostate and ovarian disease, large international study found

  • Night Shift Linked to Raised Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Mar-2013)
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Denied By-the-Book Care, Study Says
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Result: They're 30 percent more likely to die over five-year span, researchers find

  • Abdominal 'Chemo Bath' May Extend Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    (03-Mar-2013)
    As part of the 'Choosing Wisely' campaign, ACOG asks docs, patients to question certain practices

  • Gene Mutation's Benefit for Ovarian Cancer Patients May Not Last: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Women with BRCA variant found to have better 3-year survival, but advantage fades by 10-year mark

  • Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Widely used to detect cervical cancer, it might be much-needed screening option for other diseases

  • Common Diabetes Drug Shows Promise as Ovarian Cancer Treatment
    (03-Dec-2012)
    But large clinical trials are needed, researchers say

  • Quick Survey May Pick Up Ovarian Cancer Warnings: Study
    (28-Sep-2012)
    In the absence of reliable screening tool, questionnaire might aid early detection

  • U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screens for Low-Risk Women
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests not worth it for most

  • Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors
    (07-Jul-2012)
    Grafts from frozen tissue restored hormone production for up to 7 years in small study

  • Avastin May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Ovarian Tumors
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Study found it slightly lengthened the time before the cancer returned

  • U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests may do more harm than good

  • Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Every 2-inch increase in height was associated with raised odds, research suggests

  • Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Does Up Breast Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Data from government-funded study contradicts earlier findings on menopause treatment

  • Black Women, Uninsured Get Worse Ovarian Cancer Care: Study
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Those who received substandard care less likely to survive 5 years after diagnosis

  • Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says

  • FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

  • New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
    (15-Feb-2012)
    Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    (08-Feb-2012)
    This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

  • Gene Mutations May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival: Study
    (24-Jan-2012)
    Women with BRCA1, BRCA2 have higher risk for the disease, but prognosis might be better

  • Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies
    (28-Dec-2011)
    Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

  • Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Findings could spur new treatments for more common cancers, study suggests

  • Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

  • Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

  • Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

  • Not All Women at Higher Risk in Families Carrying Breast Cancer Gene
    (31-Oct-2011)
    New research refutes earlier findings, should assure women, experts say

  • Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Risk of nonfatal growths higher than usual in women who had in-vitro fertilization, study finds

  • Mutant Gene That Ups Risk for Ovarian Cancer May Aid Survival
    (11-Oct-2011)
    Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

  • Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

  • Women With BRCA Mutations Get Cancer Diagnosis Earlier Than Before
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

  • Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

  • Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
    (17-Aug-2011)
    Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

  • Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene
    (05-Aug-2011)
    Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

  • Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
    (25-Jul-2011)
    Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Researchers identified one specific gene that could provide clues on how to fight the disease

  • Gene 'Map' of Ovarian Cancer Yields New Clues to Treatment
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Many tumors share similar mutated DNA, some of which might respond to available drugs, experts say

  • Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Blood test, ultrasound found to make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Two studies show some benefit, but drug's high price tag may be prohibitive, one expert says

  • Study Finds Ovarian Screening Tests Don't Improve Survival
    (19-May-2011)
    Blood test and ultrasound make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study
    (27-Apr-2011)
    It lowered chances of ovarian cancer, didn't raise rates of heart disease, osteoporosis, other cancers

  • Genome Scans May Reveal Life-Saving Alternatives for Cancer Patients
    (19-Apr-2011)
    2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

  • Ovarian Cancer Prognosis May Depend on Gene Mutations
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Women with BRCA2 had best survival rate in study

  • Nearly 25% of Women With Early Ovarian Cancer Not Given Recommended Biopsies
    (10-Feb-2011)
    Patients who don't undergo the biopsies have nearly double the risk of death, researchers say

  • Cancer Cells May Be Able to Urge Their Own Death
    (22-Dec-2010)
    Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

  • Few Lives Saved by Ovarian Cancer Screening: Study
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Efforts to reduce death rate should focus on prevention, treatment, researchers say

  • Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer
    (09-Nov-2010)
    Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

  • Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too
    (29-Oct-2010)
    But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

  • New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Starting chemotherapy when first signs reappear not especially effective, study finds

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

  • Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

  • 2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer
    (08-Sep-2010)
    Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

  • Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk
    (31-Aug-2010)
    Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

  • Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed
    (23-Aug-2010)
    In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

  • Novel Ovarian Cancer Test Shows Promise
    (18-Aug-2010)
    In early experiments, new method displayed 100% accuracy, researchers say

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

  • Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

  • IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers
    (21-May-2010)
    In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

  • Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Moves Closer
    (21-May-2010)
    Step-wise strategy based on blood test was nearly 100% accurate in older women, study found

  • Health Tip: Factors that Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    (20-May-2010)
    It's much less common in younger women

  • Study Makes Strides in Understanding Ovarian Cancer
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Findings may lead to development of screening tests for early detection

  • Pre-Diagnosis Diet Linked to Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (04-Mar-2010)
    Food choices in years prior to illness may extend or shorten life, study finds

  • Symptoms Alone Don't Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Researcher notes bloating, stomach pain, fatigue also point to less serious diseases

  • Combo Test Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    (21-Jan-2010)
    Enhanced ultrasound and protein analysis could save lives, researcher says

  • Markers for Ovarian Cancer May Show Up Years Earlier
    (05-Jan-2010)
    Blood tests detect changes from 12 to 36 months before diagnosis, study finds

  • Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

  • Scientists Discover How Chemo Can Make Women Infertile
    (28-Sep-2009)
    But drug Gleevec counteracted effect in mouse study

  • New Chemo Regimen May Benefit Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (20-Sep-2009)
    Dose-dense treatment improved survival, but too toxic for some: study

  • Ovarian Cancer Test Approved
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Helps doctors decide on appropriate surgical options

  • Fertility Can Be Preserved in Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (10-Aug-2009)
    Conservative approach worthwhile in young women with early-stage malignancy, study shows

  • In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy
    (09-Aug-2009)
    Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

  • Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

  • 'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Treatment could be tested in women within 18 to 24 months, expert suggests

  • Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer
    (14-Jul-2009)
    But risk remains low and decreases two years after stopping, study finds

  • Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Patients who had first period before age 12 are at increased risk of death, study shows

  • Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds

  • New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations
    (24-Jun-2009)
    Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

  • Ovarian Cancer Breakthrough Heralds New Era of Treatment
    (10-Jun-2009)
    Scientists identify cause of deadly tumors and predict life-saving developments could follow

  • New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

  • Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies

  • Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer
    (06-Apr-2009)
    Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease

  • HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors
    (24-Mar-2009)
    The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

  • Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer
    (20-Mar-2009)
    Even finding it early may not save lives, researchers say

  • Combo of Tests Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Preliminary findings offer hope against a silent killer

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    (17-Feb-2009)
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice
    (13-Feb-2009)
    They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

  • Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (06-Feb-2009)
    Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Ovary Removal Lowers Odds of Cancer in High-Risk Women
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Study confirms women with BRCA mutations are wise to take preventive action

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    (05-Jan-2009)
    Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

  • Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Finding could lead to new treatments for this deadly disease, researchers say

  • Blocking Oncogene Can Stop Spread of Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Lab study showed it had effect on 60% Of malignant cells

  • Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice
    (08-Dec-2008)
    Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs for Ovarian Cancer
    (05-Dec-2008)
    A doctor should evaluate them as soon as possible

  • Small Victories in the War Against Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Oct-2008)
    New diagnostics and a potential vaccine offer hope, experts say

  • Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    (18-Sep-2008)
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
    (05-Aug-2008)
    The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

  • Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

  • Symptoms Plus Blood Test Boost Ovarian Cancer Detection
    (23-Jun-2008)
    The combo uncovered 80% of early-stage tumors, researchers say

  • Stored Ovarian Tissue Needs Testing Before Re-Implantation
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Inadequate safeguards could mean a return of cancer, study warns

  • Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
    (17-Apr-2008)
    It offers prospect of quick, noninvasive identification of the dangerous disease

  • Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment
    (15-Apr-2008)
    And contraceptive drug helps kill cervical cancer cells missed by chemotherapy

  • Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

  • Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Improves Outcomes
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Dutch study cites better survival rates, but one expert urges caution

  • Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

  • HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers Fare Better
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Patients survive longer, more responsive to treatment than those with HPV-negative tumors

  • Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women
    (12-Feb-2008)
    BRCA2 carriers get twice the reduction in breast cancer risk that BRCA1 carriers do, study finds

  • Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma
    (07-Feb-2008)
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • Oral Contraceptives Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (25-Jan-2008)
    The Pill prevents as many as 30,000 deaths each year, study says

  • Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing
    (24-Jan-2008)
    Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

  • Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (22-Jan-2008)
    Alcohol and cigarettes not seen as threat, new research reports

  • Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

  • Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (03-Jan-2008)
    The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

  • New Guidelines Should Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection
    (28-Oct-2007)
    Early diagnosis is vital; symptoms can often mimic digestive problems

  • More Fiber, Less Fat Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer
    (09-Oct-2007)
    Long-term dietary change led to 40% reduction in risk, study found

  • Pelvic Exams Can Help Spot Ovarian Cancer
    (22-Sep-2007)
    Contrary to common belief, persistent symptoms can give warning, experts say

  • New Ovarian Cancer Drug Trial Under Way
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Phenoxodiol could help women resistant to other medicines

  • Removing Ovaries Before Menopause Leads to Memory, Movement Troubles
    (29-Aug-2007)
    Hormone-replacement therapy seems to lessen likelihood of problems, study finds

  • Cranberry Could Juice Up Ovarian Cancer Treatment
    (21-Aug-2007)
    In lab experiments, it boosted drugs' killing power 6-fold

  • Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients
    (15-Jun-2007)
    The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

  • Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care
    (07-Jun-2007)
    This approach spots hidden disease, guides treatment, researchers say

  • New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

  • Diabetes Drug Boosts Chemo's Effectiveness
    (07-May-2007)
    Avandia gives push to plantinum-based therapies, researchers say

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    (20-Apr-2007)
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Fruits and Vegetables Fight Off Cancer
    (16-Apr-2007)
    Three studies suggest that eating well can reduce risk

  • Women Under-Treated for Ovarian Cancer
    (09-Apr-2007)
    A third of U.S. patients don't get recommended surgical treatment, study finds

  • 'Expert Centers' Give More Cost-Effective Cancer Care
    (12-Mar-2007)
    Study finds these hospitals are more costly, but provide savings over long term

  • Screening Test Detects Ovarian Cancer
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Finding shows that quantifying symptoms can be useful in making an earlier diagnosis

  • Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian-Cancer Risk
    (03-Oct-2006)
    But most women aren't taking the treatment as steadily as they once did, researchers note

  • Ovary Removal Raises Young Women's Death Risk
    (15-Sep-2006)
    The finding sheds new light on estrogen-replacement therapy, experts says

  • Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer
    (15-Sep-2006)
    FANCD2 illuminates a new kind of genetic danger, experts explain

  • Obesity Reduces Ovarian Cancer Survival
    (28-Aug-2006)
    It may also boost risk for tumor recurrence, study finds

  • Geneticists Make Progress Against Ovarian Cancer
    (21-Aug-2006)
    They've developed a model that spots genes driving the disease

  • Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms

  • Gene Silencer Helps Shut Down Ovarian Cancer
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Mouse study shows promise for the new technique

  • Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common Than Thought
    (15-Aug-2006)
    BRCA1 and 2 almost as prevalent in black women as in white, researchers report

  • Topotecan Not Recommended for Ovarian Cancer
    (01-Aug-2006)
    German researchers say drug should not be part of first-line treatment

  • Gemzar Approved for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Already sanctioned for several other malignancies

  • Studies Highlight Strategies to Reduce Ovarian, Breast Cancer Risk
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Removal of ovaries, weight loss benefits women susceptible to the diseases

  • Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer
    (07-Apr-2006)
    These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

  • Genetic Tests for Cancer Not Perfect
    (21-Mar-2006)
    They missed 12% of mutations among breast-cancer patients, study finds

  • Aspirin Derivative May Treat Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Studies on tumor cells in lab show promise, researcher says

  • Surgeon's Area of Specialty Affects Ovarian Cancer Results
    (31-Jan-2006)
    But hospital volume and surgeon experience has little impact, studies find

  • Hysterectomy Reduces Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women
    (18-Jan-2006)
    Those with Lynch syndrome may benefit from removal of uterus and ovaries, study reports

  • Abdominal Chemo Bests Traditional IV Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
    (04-Jan-2006)
    Average survival increased by nearly 16 months, study reports

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers
    (28-Dec-2005)
    But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

  • Tea Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (12-Dec-2005)
    Women who drink tea can cut their risk by almost 50 percent

  • Ovarian Cancer Screening Methods Inaccurate
    (07-Nov-2005)
    False-positive results cause too many women to undergo unnecessary surgeries, study finds

  • A Shopping Cart of Cancer Fighters
    (31-Oct-2005)
    Research sheds light on possible tumor-taming properties of vegetables and herbs

  • Patient Blood Bank Will Spur Ovarian Cancer Research
    (12-Oct-2005)
    The goal: an early detection test for malignancy's return

  • Familial Breast Cancer Doesn't Always Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Women without specific mutations face usual odds of ovarian malignancy, study finds

  • Gene Linked to Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
    (19-Sep-2005)
    Discovery may lead to new drug therapies, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Non-Breast Tumors in Men
    (01-Sep-2005)
    BRCA2 mutations up risks for other malignancies, study finds

  • Chemo-Hormone Combo Curtails Toxic Side Effects
    (23-Aug-2005)
    Research with mice offers hope for ovarian, breast and prostate tumors

  • Stomach Pain, Swelling Could Signal Ovarian Cancer
    (22-Aug-2005)
    These common distresses merit more scrutiny, a new study suggests

  • High Milk Intake May Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (05-Aug-2005)
    But the association is a weak one, researchers say

  • Keeping Ovaries After Hysterectomy Boosts Survival
    (01-Aug-2005)
    Study says preservation protects against heart disease, osteoporosis

  • Cancer Doesn't Have to Cost You Your Fertility
    (14-Jul-2005)
    New treatments can enable patients to still have children, review notes

  • Social Support May Aid Women with Ovarian Cancer
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Relationships linked to lower levels of a telltale protein, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pap Test for All Women?
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Here are new guidelines

  • Moderate Exercise May Lower Risk for Ovarian Cancer
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Benefits accrue to women of all ages, study finds

  • Certain Factors May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
    (11-MAY-2005)
    They include bone fractures, contraceptive use, researchers report

  • Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Promise
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Screen of four proteins showed 95% effectiveness in study

  • Mixed Results for Lymph-Removing Ovarian Cancer Surgery
    (20-APR-2005)
    but didn't affect overall survival

  • Promising Ovarian Cancer Drug Under Study
    (27-MAR-2005)
    A6 shuts down blood supply tumors need to grow

  • Promising Ovarian Cancer Test Doesn't Work: Study
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Re-analysis of data finds flaws in protein-based screen

  • How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread
    (15-DEC-2004)
    Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

  • Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies
    (15-NOV-2004)
    But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

  • Ovary Transplant to Arm a Success
    (08-NOV-2004)
    Researchers report second-ever transplant of entire organ

  • Ovarian Cancer Rates Leveling Off Across Europe
    (27-OCT-2004)
    Study finds incidence dropping in northern Europe, rising in southern, eastern Europe

  • Key Protein in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Found
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Discovery could lead to better prognosis, treatment

  • Chemo OK for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
    (28-SEP-2004)
    Study suggests attacking it before it has chance to advance

  • Blood Test Predicts Odds Against Ovarian Cancer
    (15-SEP-2004)
    Using it could avoid costly, time-consuming CT scans, study says

  • Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Appears Promising
    (30-AUG-2004)
    But more research is needed before it will become available

  • Blood Test Detects Ovarian Cancer
    (15-AUG-2004)
    Screen for three proteins linked to malignancies