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Task Force Recommendations on Ovarian Cancer Highlight Need for Research and a Detection Test, Say Advocates

Washington, DC—On September 10, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations on ovarian cancer screening…

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Advocate Report: Summer 2012

Advocate Report: Summer 2012 Susan Leighton Summer 2012 was filled with an abundance of advocacy opportunities including the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) Survivor-Scientist Program, the Drug Information Association (DIA) Fellow…

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Gene Plays Role in Ovarian Cancer Resistance

08/23/2012 According to a new study published in Cancer Research, Australian researchers have identified a gene that plays a significant role in the development of high-grade serous ovarian cancer tumors becoming resistant to liposomal doxorubicin…

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Using Nanoparticles to Shrink Tumors in Mice

08/23/2012 Reported online last week in Science Translational Medicine, researchers at MIT and Harvard used nanoparticles to demonstrate the nanoparticles that target a protein called ID4 can reduce ovarian cancer tumors in mice…

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Dose Dense Therapy Appears Beneficial

A study of 637 Japanese women with ovarian, fallopian or primary peritoneal cancer showed that dose dense chemotherapy provided a benefit…

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Fertility Drugs Do Not Appear to Cause Ovarian Cancer

A study of approximately 2700 women showed that women who used fertility drugs did not have a higher risk of ovarian cancer, except for women who used fertility drugs and never got pregnant…

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Taxane Therapy Does Not Affect Pregnancy

A small retrospective study of women receiving taxane therapy for breast or ovarian cancer while pregnancy showed no statistically significant outcomes in maternal or fetal health…

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Ovarian Cancer Screening May be Cost Effective, But Better Biomarkers are Needed

08/09/2012 Research investigating the efficacy of screening women with a two-step screening strategy using CA125 and transvaginal sonogram (TVS) is ongoing, as are efforts to identify better biomarkers to identify the disease…

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When Less Is More – Editorial

The L.A. Times published an editorial July 29 summing up years of data showing that aggressively screening and treating people for cancer does not always benefit them…

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Ovarian Cancer Patients with Robust Support Networks Live Longer

According to a study of 186 women with ovarian cancer, women with high levels of emotional support lived longer than women without them…

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Research Shows Ovarian Cancer Patients with Social Support Live Longer

07/19/2012 Research published July 16th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that greater social attachment was associated with a lower likelihood of death for ovarian cancer patients…

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More Research Confirms No Link Between Fertility Drugs and Ovarian Cancer Risk

07/18/2012 A study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention this month re-confirms that there is no link between use of fertility drugs and an elevated risk of ovarian cancer…

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