Ovarian Cancer Articles & Stories :

Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer

Targeted Nanomedicine Treats Advanced-stage Ovarian Cancer

Rutgers University researchers have employed a targeted nanomedicine technique to deliver small molecule drugs and successfully treat mice with lethal advanced-stage ovarian cancer. The authors write about their work in the journal Clinical Cancer Research and report how an out-of-control prot... Read More


Frankincense May Aid in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Frankincense May Aid in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Not everyone is familiar with the medicinal properties of frankincense, but new research indicates that it can aid in the treatment of ovarian cancer. Frankincense is an aromatic plant resin that is collected from the Boswellia sacra tree, found in Africa and Arabia. Read More


Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early

Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early

Nanoscale changes in cervix and uterus cells that could indicate early stage ovarian cancer are now detectable thanks to biophotonics technology developed in the U.S. This is according to a study reported in the International Journal of Cancer. Read More


Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers Pinpoint Genetic Causes for Prostate, Breast, and Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have identified more than 80 genomes that can raise a person's risk of developing prostate, breast, and ovarian cancers. This is according to a breakthrough study from the University of Cambridge and The Institute of Cancer Research, London. Read More


Stem-Like Cells May Give Rise to Ovarian Cancer

Stem-Like Cells May Give Rise to Ovarian Cancer

Researchers have found that within the ovary is a group of cells similar to stem cells that can mutate to form tumors. While studying mouse ovaries, the scientists discovered they could trigger the stem-like cells into becoming cancerous by deactivating two tumor-suppressing genes. The study i... Read More


Ovarian Cancer Could Be Treated with Diabetes Drug

Ovarian Cancer Could Be Treated with Diabetes Drug

Patients with diabetes who also have ovarian cancer and use the drug metformin to treat their diabetes, appear to have a greater survival chance compared to patients who do not take it, according to a study published in the journal Cancer. These findings could aid researchers in their explorat... Read More


Ovarian Cancer Patients See New Hope for Treatment

Ovarian Cancer Patients See New Hope for Treatment

Ovarian cancer has the potential be treated with a recently discovered type of drug that lowers the number of doses required for patients to take, and is also effective for situations where the cancer has become drug-resistant. Read More


US Expert Panel Claims Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Worth the Risk

US Expert Panel Claims Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Worth the Risk

An independent US expert panel known as the US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending against routine screening for ovarian cancer in women. The group gives evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. In their view the risks posed by ovarian cancer screening out... Read More


Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Two drugs never previously used in conjunction for treating ovarian cancer destroyed 70% of cells already resistant to a commonly used chemotherapy agent, according to a new study published in Gynecologic Oncology. Lead author, Dr. Prakash Vishnu from the Mayo Clinic in Florida hopes that this... Read More


Birth After Cancer Treatment Possible Through Storage of Ovarian Tissue

Birth After Cancer Treatment Possible Through Storage of Ovarian Tissue

For the first time recorded in Germany, a woman has successfully given birth to a child after tissue from one of her ovaries was removed and preserved. This course of action was necessary to avoid infertility stemming from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Lead author, Andreas Muller and his... Read More


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