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  • FDA Approves First Home Test for Breast Cancer Genes

  • Dad Can Pass on Ovarian Cancer Genes, Too

  • Ovarian Cancer Screening Still Ineffective, Not Recommended: Panel

  • The Pill Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers

  • Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risks

  • What You May Not Know About Ovarian Cancer
    Most cases start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries, study suggests

  • High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain
    Plant-based diet could help avoid malignancies, study suggests

  • Can a Blood Test Detect a Range of Cancers Earlier?
    Researchers move 'a step forward,' assessing DNA fragments for colon, breast, ovarian and lung tumors

  • Most Women Should Forgo Ovarian Cancer Screening: Panel
    Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, experts say

  • Puberty's Onset May Depend on DNA
    British researchers zero in on genetic links between early puberty and increased cancer risk

  • High Blood Pressure: A Silver Lining for Ovarian Cancer Patients?
    Study finds prognosis may have some surprising influences

  • Misunderstood Gene Tests May Lead to Unnecessary Mastectomies
    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
    6 out of 10 screened weren't at high risk for the disease, researchers say

  • Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers
    Drug may help fight tumors affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall

  • Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
    Findings emphasize the importance of counseling these women, before and during pregnancy

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Know the Risks, Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer
    Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease

  • Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
    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
    Doctors should rule out physical causes before declaring discomfort is all in a patient's head, specialist says

  • Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
    Leading cancer and women's health groups say probably not

  • Know Your Risk for Ovarian Cancer -- and the Symptoms
    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
    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?
    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
    International committee finds thinner folks less likely to develop variety of malignancies

  • Gene Tied to Breast Cancer Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too
    Women with BRCA1 may want to consider preventive removal of uterus, researcher says

  • Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer
    Chronic inactivity linked to greater risk for the disease in study

  • Female Reproductive Tract Not a Sterile Environment, Study Finds
    Researchers also found different microbes in women with ovarian cancer

  • Two-Pronged Chemo Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    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
    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
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

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

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

  • Is Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Raised Risk of Certain Cancers?
    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
    Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests

  • Healthy Diet May Lower Black Women's Risk of Ovarian Cancer
    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
    Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected

  • Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Therapy involves dosing chemo directly into the abdomen, researchers explain

  • Too Much Sitting May Raise a Woman's Cancer Risk: Study
    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
    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
    Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

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

  • Study Sees Improving Survival Odds for Ovarian Cancer
    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
    The sooner, the better, researchers found

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

  • Progress in Battling Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    Experimental vaccine and cancer drug each slow disease progression, researchers find

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

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

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Study Ties Hormone Therapy to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk
    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
    Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

  • Lynparza Approved for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    Associated with genetic defect

  • Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests
    Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

  • Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?
    Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

  • Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report
    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
    But researchers still urge long-term monitoring

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

  • Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
    Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease

  • Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks
    Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests
    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?
    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
    Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

  • Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report
    Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

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

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

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

  • Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
    Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent

  • Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power
    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
    Even those with family history of BRCA mutations should talk with professionals first, panel says

  • New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
    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
    White women overestimated their odds while other groups underestimated, researcher found

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

  • More Women Consider Gene Test After Angelina Jolie Mastectomy Revelation
    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
    Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

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

  • New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    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
    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
    Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

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

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

  • More Genetic Insights Into 3 Types of Cancer
    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
    But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Denied By-the-Book Care, Study Says
    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
    Long-term study found women who received 'intraperitoneal' treatment lived about a year longer

  • Ob-Gyn Group Lists Procedures That May Not Be Needed
    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
    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
    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
    But large clinical trials are needed, researchers say

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

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

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

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

  • U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
    Renewing prior recommendations, experts say current tests may do more harm than good

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

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

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

  • Endometriosis Could Raise Risk of 3 Ovarian Cancers
    Increased screening advised for women with the uterine disorder, study says

  • FDA Moves to Head Off Shortages of 2 Cancer Drugs
    Methotrexate highly effective against childhood leukemia; Doxil treats ovarian cancer

  • New Blood Thinner May Prevent Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
    Semuloparin reduced risk by 64 percent during chemotherapy, study found

  • Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
    Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

  • Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study
    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
    Women with BRCA1, BRCA2 have higher risk for the disease, but prognosis might be better

  • Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies
    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
    Findings could spur new treatments for more common cancers, study suggests

  • Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk
    Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

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

  • Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancers Shows Promise
    Patients with less advanced disease might benefit even more, small study suggests

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

  • Ovarian Tumors May Develop Years After Fertility Therapy
    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
    Study found patients with BRCA2 had better outcomes than those without it

  • Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
    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
    Those at hereditary risk learn of tumors of breast, ovaries, earlier than past generations, study finds

  • Trial Drug Shows Preliminary Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    Study saw tumor shrinkage even in women without key genetic mutations

  • Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
    Levels elevated in infertile women, those who developed the disease, study finds

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

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

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • Scientists Spot Possible Target in Ovarian Cancer
    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
    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
    Blood test, ultrasound found to make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Cancer Drug Avastin Makes Inroads Against Ovarian Tumors
    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
    Blood test and ultrasound make little difference, lead to false positives, complications

  • Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy Won't Raise Other Health Risks: Study
    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
    2 case studies show full scans can rapidly pinpoint origins of disease and steer treatment

  • Ovarian Cancer Prognosis May Depend on Gene Mutations
    Women with BRCA2 had best survival rate in study

  • Nearly 25% of Women With Early Ovarian Cancer Not Given Recommended Biopsies
    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
    Study suggests that harnessing this trait could improve treatments

  • Few Lives Saved by Ovarian Cancer Screening: Study
    Efforts to reduce death rate should focus on prevention, treatment, researchers say

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

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

  • New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse
    Starting chemotherapy when first signs reappear not especially effective, study finds

  • Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk
    Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

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

  • 2 Genes Have Possible Link to Deadly Ovarian Cancer
    Scientists say findings may lead to new therapies for ovarian clear cell carcinoma

  • Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk
    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
    In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

  • Novel Ovarian Cancer Test Shows Promise
    In early experiments, new method displayed 100% accuracy, researchers say

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

  • Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk
    Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

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

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

  • Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer Moves Closer
    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
    It's much less common in younger women

  • Study Makes Strides in Understanding Ovarian Cancer
    Findings may lead to development of screening tests for early detection

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

  • Symptoms Alone Don't Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    Researcher notes bloating, stomach pain, fatigue also point to less serious diseases

  • Combo Test Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    Enhanced ultrasound and protein analysis could save lives, researcher says

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

  • Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients
    Sprycel limited the growth of cancer cells in lab study

  • Scientists Discover How Chemo Can Make Women Infertile
    But drug Gleevec counteracted effect in mouse study

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

  • Ovarian Cancer Test Approved
    Helps doctors decide on appropriate surgical options

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

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

  • Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk
    Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

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

  • Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer
    But risk remains low and decreases two years after stopping, study finds

  • Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer
    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
    Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds

  • New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations
    Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

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

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

  • Chemo Combo Shows Promise Against Ovarian Cancer
    Lab-based study focused on certain types of malignancies

  • Yale Plans Closer Look at Exercise and Cancer
    Studies will chart recovery of active women with breast or ovarian disease

  • HPV Data May Aid Vaccine's Effectiveness
    Most cervical cancers arose from strains covered by the shot, study finds

  • Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors
    The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say

  • Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer
    Even finding it early may not save lives, researchers say

  • Combo of Tests Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early
    Preliminary findings offer hope against a silent killer

  • One in Three Cancer Survivors on Unemployment Line
    Lingering physical effects of cancer a likely cause, finds study

  • Immune Cells Shrink Tumors in Mice
    They target a protein found in some cancers, study finds

  • Fertility Drugs Do Not Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk
    Women who have multiple treatments face little danger, Danish study says

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

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

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

  • Obesity Linked to Ovarian Cancer
    Excess estrogen may contribute to malignancy, study suggests

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

  • Blocking Oncogene Can Stop Spread of Ovarian Cancer
    Lab study showed it had effect on 60% Of malignant cells

  • Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice
    Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs for Ovarian Cancer
    A doctor should evaluate them as soon as possible

  • Small Victories in the War Against Ovarian Cancer
    New diagnostics and a potential vaccine offer hope, experts say

  • Researchers ID Ovarian Cancer Biomarker
    Finding could advance new drugs targeting blood cells surrounding tumors, study says

  • Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth
    Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

  • Vitamin C Shows Promise as Cancer Treatment
    The nutrient shrunk brain, ovarian and pancreatic tumors in mice

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

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

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

  • Mouth Swab May One Day Diagnose Lung Cancer
    It offers prospect of quick, noninvasive identification of the dangerous disease

  • Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment
    And contraceptive drug helps kill cervical cancer cells missed by chemotherapy

  • Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?
    Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

  • Specialized Care for Ovarian Cancer Improves Outcomes
    Dutch study cites better survival rates, but one expert urges caution

  • Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer
    Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

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

  • Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women
    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
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • Oral Contraceptives Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
    The Pill prevents as many as 30,000 deaths each year, study says

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

  • Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
    Alcohol and cigarettes not seen as threat, new research reports

  • Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed
    Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

  • Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials
    Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

  • Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival
    The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

  • New Guidelines Should Improve Ovarian Cancer Detection
    Early diagnosis is vital; symptoms can often mimic digestive problems

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

  • Pelvic Exams Can Help Spot Ovarian Cancer
    Contrary to common belief, persistent symptoms can give warning, experts say

  • New Ovarian Cancer Drug Trial Under Way
    Phenoxodiol could help women resistant to other medicines

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

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

  • Hormone Therapy Extends Lives of Ovarian Cancer Patients
    The use of letrozole may also delay need for chemotherapy, study says

  • Combining PET, CT Scans Can Improve Ovarian Cancer Care
    This approach spots hidden disease, guides treatment, researchers say

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

  • Diabetes Drug Boosts Chemo's Effectiveness
    Avandia gives push to plantinum-based therapies, researchers say

  • Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers
    Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

  • Fruits and Vegetables Fight Off Cancer
    Three studies suggest that eating well can reduce risk

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

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

  • Screening Test Detects Ovarian Cancer
    Finding shows that quantifying symptoms can be useful in making an earlier diagnosis

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

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

  • Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer
    FANCD2 illuminates a new kind of genetic danger, experts explain

  • Obesity Reduces Ovarian Cancer Survival
    It may also boost risk for tumor recurrence, study finds

  • Geneticists Make Progress Against Ovarian Cancer
    They've developed a model that spots genes driving the disease

  • Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women
    Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms

  • Gene Silencer Helps Shut Down Ovarian Cancer
    Mouse study shows promise for the new technique

  • Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common Than Thought
    BRCA1 and 2 almost as prevalent in black women as in white, researchers report

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

  • Gemzar Approved for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
    Already sanctioned for several other malignancies

  • Studies Highlight Strategies to Reduce Ovarian, Breast Cancer Risk
    Removal of ovaries, weight loss benefits women susceptible to the diseases

  • Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer
    These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

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

  • Aspirin Derivative May Treat Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer
    Studies on tumor cells in lab show promise, researcher says

  • Surgeon's Area of Specialty Affects Ovarian Cancer Results
    But hospital volume and surgeon experience has little impact, studies find

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

  • Abdominal Chemo Bests Traditional IV Treatment for Ovarian Cancer
    Average survival increased by nearly 16 months, study reports

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers
    But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

  • Tea Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk
    Women who drink tea can cut their risk by almost 50 percent

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

  • A Shopping Cart of Cancer Fighters
    Research sheds light on possible tumor-taming properties of vegetables and herbs

  • Patient Blood Bank Will Spur Ovarian Cancer Research
    The goal: an early detection test for malignancy's return

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

  • Gene Linked to Aggressive Ovarian Cancer
    Discovery may lead to new drug therapies, researchers say

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

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

  • Stomach Pain, Swelling Could Signal Ovarian Cancer
    These common distresses merit more scrutiny, a new study suggests

  • High Milk Intake May Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk
    But the association is a weak one, researchers say

  • Keeping Ovaries After Hysterectomy Boosts Survival
    Study says preservation protects against heart disease, osteoporosis

  • Cancer Doesn't Have to Cost You Your Fertility
    New treatments can enable patients to still have children, review notes

  • Social Support May Aid Women with Ovarian Cancer
    Relationships linked to lower levels of a telltale protein, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pap Test for All Women?
    Here are new guidelines

  • Moderate Exercise May Lower Risk for Ovarian Cancer
    Benefits accrue to women of all ages, study finds

  • Certain Factors May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
    They include bone fractures, contraceptive use, researchers report

  • Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Promise
    Screen of four proteins showed 95% effectiveness in study

  • Mixed Results for Lymph-Removing Ovarian Cancer Surgery
    but didn't affect overall survival

  • Promising Ovarian Cancer Drug Under Study
    A6 shuts down blood supply tumors need to grow

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

  • How Blood Platelets Speed Cancer's Spread
    Study describes two ways they help tumors travel to bone

  • Breast Cancer Genes Tied to Other Malignancies
    But risk of pancreatic, prostate, stomach cancer still low, study finds

  • Ovary Transplant to Arm a Success
    Researchers report second-ever transplant of entire organ

  • Ovarian Cancer Rates Leveling Off Across Europe
    Study finds incidence dropping in northern Europe, rising in southern, eastern Europe

  • Key Protein in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Found
    Discovery could lead to better prognosis, treatment

  • Chemo OK for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
    Study suggests attacking it before it has chance to advance

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

  • Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Appears Promising
    But more research is needed before it will become available

  • Blood Test Detects Ovarian Cancer
    Screen for three proteins linked to malignancies