Stage I Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (07-5-2017)

Pre-recorded webinar on Thursday, July 13th, 7–8 p.m. EST Have questions about ovarian cancer clinical trials? Join the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition® (NOCC) for an Ask the Expert session with Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, recognized nationally... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (10-31-2016)

Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Treatment for ovarian cancer commonly involves surgery and/or chemotherapy. Researchers continue to study new approaches for... Continue Reading

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Underused in Ovarian Cancer (09-28-2015)

The use of intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy appears to be utilized in fewer than 50% of clinical practices, despite results indicating improved survival with its use in certain patients with ovarian cancer. These results were recently published in the... Continue Reading

Aspirin as Ovarian Cancer Prevention? Research Says Maybe (02-20-2014)

New evidence suggests that an aspirin a day may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But more research is needed before your doctor will routinely prescribe it for prevention. You may know that low doses of aspirin, taken daily, can help reduce the risk... Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer Rates Declining in Breast Cancer Survivors (02-7-2013)

The rate of second primary ovarian cancers after first primary breast cancer appears to be on the decline, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed... Continue Reading

Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent or Treat Ovarian Cancer (12-3-2012)

Metformin, a widely prescribed insulin-lowering drug for diabetes, has been associated with survival in ovarian cancer and is worthy of further study, as it may be considered for the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer, according to the results... Continue Reading

Treatment at High-Volume Hospitals Leads to Lower Mortality Rates for Ovarian Patients (11-20-2012)

Ovarian cancer patients who undergo surgery at high-volume hospitals have better outcomes than those who are treated at low-volume hospitals, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is the result not of... Continue Reading

Gene Helps Predict Response to Chemotherapy in Ovarian Cancer (09-28-2012)

Measuring the activity of a gene called FGF1 could help predict which women with ovarian cancer will benefit from platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. Each year in the United States,... Continue Reading

BRCA Genes May Influence Ovarian Cancer Outcomes (10-24-2011)

Among women with ovarian cancer, those who have a BRCA2 gene mutation may have a better response to chemotherapy and longer survival than those who do not have a BRCA gene mutation. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Inherited... Continue Reading

Avastin Shows Benefit in Ovarian Cancer (06-6-2011)

The addition of the targeted drug Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy may improve outcomes among women with newly diagnosed or recurrent ovarian cancer. These results—from two Phase III clinical trials—were presented at the 2011 annual meeting... Continue Reading

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