Ovarian Cancer Articles & Stories :

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Women suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer could eventually be treated with a radioactive compound capable of seeking out and destroying tumor cells, according to an initial study by the Sahlgrenska Academy. The purpose of this patient study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, w... Read More


Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Ovarian tumors seem to thrive in the presence of high levels of a protein known as TG2, short for tissue type transglutaminase. And the more advanced they are, the more TG2 there is. But blocking production of the protein in mice reverses the tumors' growth. In fact, researchers at the Univer... Read More


Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Extremely tiny particles, or nanoparticles, can now be loaded with 20 times more cancer drugs than ever before, and the load delivered direct to malignant tissue, avoiding many of the awful side effects of cancer chemotherapy, recent research demonstrated. The study, published online in the jo... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


Low Fat Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Low Fat Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that there is a link between a low fat diet high in fruits, vegetables, and grains and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. The discovery came from the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Randomized Controlled Tri... Read More


Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms Identified For Ovarian Cancer

The notion that ovarian cancer is a "silent killer" without early warning signs has changed. The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation has announced a national consensus on symptoms for ovarian cancer. Symptoms that women should consider as warning signs include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, d... Read More


Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among women with gynecologic cancer in North America, according to the American Cancer society. And new research finds yet another reason why women should make their annual appointments for the gynecologist, and make it to that appointment every ye... Read More


Tylenol and Ovarian Cancer

Tylenol and Ovarian Cancer

Could a common over the counter pain reliever be a key to the prevention of ovarian cancer? Last week we heard about the dangers of Tylenol, that it could, even in appropriately prescribed doses, affect the liver. Well, here’s a piece of good news: even very low doses of Tylenol might help pr... Read More


Health Wrap - Week of June 5th

Health Wrap - Week of June 5th

The cervical cancer vaccine that was approved Thursday called Gardisil also appears to protect women against vulvar and vaginal cancers. HPV, or human papillomavirus, is present in 80 percent of the 6,000 cases of vaginal and vulvar cancers diagnosed in the United States each year. The Gardas... Read More



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