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Newly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? 10 Must Read Tips to be an Empowered Patient (06/18/2018)

For many years ovarian cancer has been referred to as “the silent killer” due to its vague, ignored, or misdiagnosed symp­toms. Because of this and the lack of ear­ly-detection tools, ovarian cancer often goes undiagnosed until it has reached the later stages, when it is harder to treat. Information and support and are key to …

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PARP – Checkpoint Inhibitor Combo Promising in Ovarian Cancer (05/16/2018)

CancerConnect News: The combination of a PARP inhibitor and a checkpoint inhibitor appears promising as treatment for patients with ovarian cancer, according to results of a clinical study reported at the 2018 Society for Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Preliminary results from the study suggest that the combination could provide meaningful …

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Rubraca® Approved as Maintenance Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer (04/09/2018)

CancerConnect News: Rubraca® (rucaparib) has been approved for the maintenance treatment of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer who are in a complete or partial response to platinum-based chemotherapy. Biomarker testing is not required for patients to be prescribed Rubraca in this maintenance treatment indication. About Rubraca® Rubraca® is …

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It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer  (03/15/2018)

What your DNA reveals and why it’s worth knowing CancerConnect News: Ovarian cancer is often dubbed as the “silent killer” of women. The symptoms are vague—including bloating, fatigue, irregular bleeding, frequent urination, and back pain1 —making it difficult to diagnose early. By way of comparison, detection and treatment of breast cancer has progressed tremendously. This …

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Chemo Bath Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival (01/22/2018)

CancerConnect News: A heated chemotherapy bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman’s survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to the results of a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine this week.1 About Ovarian Cancer Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with …

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Rubraca Significantly Improves Survival Ovarian Cancer (01/18/2018)

CancerConnect News: According to the results of a recently published clinical trail the novel precision cancer medicine Rubraca® (rucaparib) improves the outcomes of individuals with advanced ovarian cancer. About Rubraca® Rubraca® is an oral taken poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor that works by blocking PARP1, PARP2 and PARP3 enzyme involved in repairing damaged DNA. By …

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Ovarian Cancer: Doctors at Sloan Kettering Explore Immunotherapy (01/16/2018)

CancerConnect News:  All gynecologic cancers are challenging to treat. They can be hard to find and are usually diagnosed when they are advanced. Although these cancers can be held at bay with surgery or chemotherapy, they often return and become difficult to control. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering are exploring whether harnessing the power of …

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Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (09/11/2017)

In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so, though the reason for this decrease remains unknown. Ovarian cancer usually has no obvious symptoms but some …

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Endometriosis Patients are at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer, Study Confirms (05/03/2017)

A large study based on the Nurses’ Health confirms that endometriosis is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer.  Moreover, it further clarifies that this condition is not linked to a greater risk for endometrial cancer. Many women with endometriosis are asymptomatic and only in more severe cases are these patients subjected to minimally invasive …

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Recruitment Begins for World’s First Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trial (04/25/2017)

UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world’s first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages. The pioneering injectable vaccine OncoImmunome works by boosting the patient’s immune response to enable it to destroy ovarian cancer cells …

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