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Study Shows Yoga May Help Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A study of 219 ovarian cancer survivors showed that those who did “regular exercise and yoga had higher scores in physical functioning, fewer limitations with physical and emotional health, less pain, and more vitality than survivors who…

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New Study Clarifies BRCA Mutations in Ovarian Cancer, Encourages Testing

06/25/2012 Writing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Australian researchers suggest because BRCA mutation status impacts survival and treatment response, all women with nonmucinous ovarian cancer, regardless of family history, should be offered…

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New Study on BRCA Mutation in Women with Ovarian Cancer

A new study of 1,001 women with ovarian cancer found that 14% of them carried a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. However, 44% of those women did not have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer…

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Cancer Survivors Need Long Term Care

A new article explores the long term effects of cancer care, and the unique needs of survivors. With 18 million cancer survivors expected to be alive in the United States by 2022, this follow up care is important…

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PARP Inhibitor Olaparib Increases Progression Free Survival

05/29/2012 In an abstract that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago this weekend, researchers report that in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent serous ovarian cancer, olaparib plus…

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Obesity Does Not Increase Risk for Ovarian Cancer Recurrence

05/29/2012 Research that will be presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting June 1-5th suggests that obesity did not affect recurrence, time to recurrence, or progression-free survival in women with epithelial ovarian cancer…

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Removing Fallopian Tubes Reduces Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Based on data showing that removing a woman’s fallopian tubes removes her risk of developing ovarian cancer, doctors are now urging women who are having their tubes tied to have them removed, instead…

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DNA Repair Genes May be a Predictor of Ovarian Cancer Survival

04/30/2012   Research published this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that DNA repair genes may be a predictor of ovarian cancer survival…

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Increased BMI and Height Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

04/16/2012 Research reported in the journal PLoS Medicine finds that a woman’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and height are both tied to her risk for ovarian cancer…

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Draft USPSTF Statement Recommends Against Ovarian Cancer Screening

04/11/2012   In a draft statement released April 11, 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) again stated that screening average-risk women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good…

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Updates from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Meeting

04/03/2012 Members of OCRF’s senior staff and Scientific Advisory Committee recently attended the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in Austin, TX…

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OCRF Invited to Participate in Important New National Research Initiative

03/06/2012   The U.S…

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