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NCCN Releases Updated Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Patients

The National Comprehensive Care Network has released updated guidelines for patients with ovarian cancer…

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Decreases in Ovarian Cancer Correlate to Decrease in Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy

A new study shows that rates of ovarian cancer decreased around the same time that the use of hormone replacement therapy dropped off…

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Update on Treatment for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

A new article summarizes treatment options for women with recurrent ovarian cancer. The article includes information about when to treat a recurrence, what agents are available and the goals of therapy…

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Large Study Points to Similarities Between Endometrial and Ovarian Cancers

According to a large new study published May 2, 2013 in the prestigious journal Nature, researchers have found that endometrial tumors can be reclassified into distinct subtypes based partly on their genomic makeup, and may respond to targeted drugs…

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Experts Tackle Key Issues for Ovarian Cancer in New White Paper

Last fall, the Alliance convened a ground-breaking meeting in Washington, DC, to consider some of the most challenging topics facing the ovarian cancer community…

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Many Ovarian Cancer Patients Use Humor to Cope

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, including former OCRF grantee Stephen Rose, MD, conducted a qualitative research study looking at how patients with recurrent ovarian cancer experience humor to gain insight into the feasibility of using…

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Report from the American Association of Cancer Researchers Meeting

Ovarian cancer survivor Susan Leighton reports on her experience at the American Association of Cancer Researchers meeting, which took place in April 2013…

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Experimental Drug Active in Platinum-resistant Ovarian Cancer

Earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Cancer Research, OCRF grantee Joyce Liu, MD, MPH presented research showing that 20% of women with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer responded to an experimental drug that targets a…

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Two-Step Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Advanced Ovarian Cancer

In a small study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research earlier this month, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania reported success with a new two-step immunotherapy approach to treating advanced…

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Endometriosis Treatments Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who had surgery to treat their endometriosis also lowered their risk of developing ovarian cancer…

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Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Care and Quality

In a new study of over 47,000 women with ovarian cancer, researchers found disparities in the quality of ovarian cancer care and survival according to race and socioeconomic status…

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Antidepressant May Help With Chemotherapy Side Effects

A study of 231 cancer patients found that the use of duloxetine (Cymbalta) reduced chemotherapy induce peripheral neuropathy…

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