Ovarian Cancer News

Newly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? 10 Must Read Tips to be an Empowered Patient (June 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... Continue Reading

PARP – Checkpoint Inhibitor Combo Promising in Ovarian Cancer (May 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... Continue Reading

Rubraca® Approved as Maintenance Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Cancer (April 9, 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.... Continue Reading

It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing for Ovarian Cancer  (March 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... Continue Reading

Chemo Bath Improves Ovarian Cancer Survival (January 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... Continue Reading

Rubraca Significantly Improves Survival Ovarian Cancer (January 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... Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer: Doctors at Sloan Kettering Explore Immunotherapy (January 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... Continue Reading

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September 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... Continue Reading

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (July 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

Endometriosis Patients are at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer, Study Confirms (May 3, 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... Continue Reading

Latest Ovarian Cancer News By Stage


Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (July 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

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 9, 2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer.1 Results from... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 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

Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients (October 20, 2016)

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with chemotherapy. Tesaro... Continue Reading

Niraparib Improves Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer (July 13, 2016)

The PARP inhibitor niraparib improves the time to cancer progression among patients with recurrent ovarian cancer when used as maintenance therapy during platinum-based chemotherapy. Each year in the United States, approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed... Continue Reading

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Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (July 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

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests (October 6, 2016)

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its... Continue Reading

Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Potentially Game-Changing, says GlobalData (May 18, 2015)

   LONDON, UK (GlobalData), 12 May 2015 – The encouraging recent results of a 14-year study by the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening could herald a radical departure from the approach established by other screening tests for... Continue Reading

Aspirin as Ovarian Cancer Prevention? Research Says Maybe (February 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

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Stage I Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (July 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 (October 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 (September 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 (February 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

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Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why (July 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

Rubraca™ Is Granted Accelerated Approval for Advanced Ovarian Cancer (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Rubraca™ (rucaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who have been treated with two or more chemotherapies and whose tumors have a BRCA gene mutation. Each... Continue Reading

Lynparza™ Clinical Trial Demonstrates Survival Benefit in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer (November 9, 2016)

AstraZeneca has announced positive results from the Phase III SOLO-2 trial designed to determine the efficacy of LynparzaTM (olaparib) oral therapy for the maintenance treatment of platinum-sensitive relapsed, BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer.1 Results from... Continue Reading

Update on PARP Inhibitors for Ovarian Cancer with BRCA Mutations (October 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

Tesaro Provides Real Benefit to Ovarian Cancer Patients (October 20, 2016)

Patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer showed significantly improved cancer-free survival with Tesaro (niraparib) in the first clinical trial directly comparing a poly(ADP)-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor with chemotherapy. Tesaro... Continue Reading

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