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New Analysis Links Ovarian Cancer to Obesity

This week, a new analysis showed that women that are overweight or obese have a moderately higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than women at normal weight. 70 more words

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PARP Inhibitors in Ovarian Cancer

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors review the rapid of evolution of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors for treatment of ovarian cancer from their success in vitro as single agents against BRCA-deficient cancer cells in 2005 to multiple recent phase III studies. 352 more words

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Biomarkers Identified That Predict Residual Disease in Ovarian Cancer

“The findings could aid in the development of an algorithm for triaging patients to neoadjuvant approaches versus primary debulking…”

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Myths Regarding "Platinum-Resistant" Ovarian Cancer

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Authors of this review critique the historical definition of “platinum-resistant” ovarian cancer (PROC) as innately flawed, as it was based on now outdated methods to detect recurrence. 310 more words

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Ascites Predicts Bevacizumab Benefit in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

“Malignant ascites independently predicts poor prognosis among women with newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer, and thus may predict the likelihood of deriving long-term benefit from bevacizumab treatment…”

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Study discovers genetic cause of rare type of ovarian cancer

Causative mutation found for rare form of ovarian cancer affecting young women A rare type of ovarian cancer called small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (or SCCOHT)

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