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Study Focused on Neuropathy in Female Cancer Survivors

(June 23, 2017) A clinical trial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology focused on a largely understudied area of cancer survivorship: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in women…

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An Analysis on the Quality of Life in Long Term Survivors of Advanced Stage Ovarian Cancer

(June 1, 2017) A study, published last month in Gynecologic Oncology, focused on an area of ovarian cancer that is rarely talked about: the quality of life (QOL) for long term survivors of advanced stage ovarian cancer. Woman surviving 8…

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The Risk of Blood Clots and Ovarian Cancer

(May 25, 2017) A retrospective study, published earlier this month in Obstetrics & Gynecology, looked at when women with ovarian cancer developed blood clots…

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The Positive Impact of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Fear of Cancer Recurrence

(May 22, 2017) A recent study from the Netherlands found that a combination of cognitive behavior therapies had a positive effect on FCR, or Fear of Cancer Recurrence…

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OCRFA Funded Study Determines the Importance of Tumor Antigen

(May 2, 2017) A study, published in Gynecologic Oncology, revealed the importance of tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 for ovarian cancer patients…

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Cediranib and its Effect on Quality of Life

(April 26, 2017) A study recently published in Cancer evaluates the effect that cediranib, a drugs that stops the growth of new blood vessels, has on a patient’s quality of life (QOL) when used as maintenance therapy…

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OCRFA Funded Study Looks at the Link Between Hypertension and Ovarian Cancer

(April 25, 2017) Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute used data from 15 different studies that were part of the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, partially funded by OCRFA, to examine the relationship between epithelial ovarian cancer…

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OCRFA Research Finds New Genetic Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

A study published in Nature Genetics has identified nine new susceptibility loci, or disease-associated alleles, for different epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) histotypes and three susceptibility loci within BRCA1 and 2 mutation carriers with EOC…

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The Association Between Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

(April 21, 2017) Endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus, has been found to be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer…

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Trends in the Receipt of Guideline Care and Survival for Women with Ovarian Cancer: A Population-Based Study

(April 20, 2017) Researchers from the National Cancer Institute assessed trends in the receipt of guideline care and 2-year cause-specific survival for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The study included 6427 women diagnosed in 2002 and in 2011…

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Random Mutations Play Major Role in Cancer

(April 7, 2017) A major new study published in Science claims that the reason why many people get cancer is simply just bad luck…

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Niraparib Approved for Maintenance Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

(March 28, 2017) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved niraparib (ZEJULA, TESARO, Inc…

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