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More Evidence that IVF Does Not Increase Gyn Cancer Risk

New research published in Human Reproduction Update provides additional evidence that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase women’s risk for ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer…

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New Statistics on Ovarian Cancer in African Americans

In a report issued this month, the American Cancer Society released new statistics on cancer in African Americans…

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IVF Does Not Significantly Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A study of the medical records of more than 67,000 women who underwent fertility treatment found that fertility treatments did not effect the risk of breast or uterine cancer, and may slightly increase the risk of ovarian cancer…

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New Study Shows No Link between Obesity and Risk for Most Common Ovarian Cancer

A new study published in Endocrine-Related Cancer which used data from the OCRF-funded Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, evaluated the association between BMI and ovarian cancer risk, and also examined the association by histological subtype…

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Ovarian Cancer in African Americans

A new report from the American Cancer Society estimates cancer incidence and mortality rates for African Americans. In the case of ovarian cancer, both incidence and mortality are lower for African American women than for white women…

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Stress and Cancer

A new study of mice with prostate cancer indicated that stress can hinder the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapies. In this mouse model, the use of beta-blockers did prevent stress from accelerating cancer growth…

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FGFR4 is a Prognostic Marker and Therapeutic Target for Ovarian Cancer

In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, a group of researchers, including current and past OCRF grantees Anil Sood and Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, evaluated the prognostic value of fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) protein expression in…

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Interval Debulking Surgery Appears to Increase Risk of Platinum Resistance

A study of 425 Stage III and IV ovarian cancer patients had either primary debulking surgery or interval debulking surgery…

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Extended Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers from Curtin University in Australia found that extended breastfeeding significantly reduces the risk of ovarian cancer in women…

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High Blood Calcium Levels May Indicate Ovarian Cancer

A new study indicates a direct link between higher blood calcium levels and presence of ovarian cancer…

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Examining Change in CA-125 Over Time to Identify Ovarian Cancer Earlier

A new approach to monitoring CA-125, using an algorithm that looks at its change over time, is more effective at identifying ovarian cancer earlier than using a single-threshold number…

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Hormonal Risk & Tumor Aggressiveness

In an analysis of more than 4,000 women with ovarian cancer, it appears that some hormonal and reproductive factors may affect tumor aggressiveness…

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