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Number of Ovarian Cancer Cases Not Treated Surgically or Not Treated at All Is Increasing

Number of Ovarian Cancer Cases Not Treated Surgically or Not Treated at All Is Increasing

The number of patients older than 75 years who do not undergo surgery is increasing, especially among those with stage III or IV ovarian cancer. Approximately 50% do not undergo surgery and 25% receive no treatment at all.

Genetic Subtypes of HLA Are Linked to Increased Overall Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Overall risk of developing ovarian cancer may be higher for women with certain types of human leukocyte antigen (HLA), which could underlie differences in their response to immunotherapy.

Cell Changes in Fallopian Tubes of BRCA Mutation Carriers May Lead to Strategies for Preventing Ovarian Cancer

Recognition of early changes in the Fallopian tube cells of BRCA gene mutation carriers may be key to new strategies for preventing ovarian cancer that could also reduce the need for invasive surgery.

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO Releases Resource-Stratified Guidelines for Management of Invasive Cervical Cancer

ASCO has published its first clinical practice guideline on invasive cervical cancer, and the guidelines are the first to offer treatment recommendations tailored to resource availability.

T Cells Have the Potential to Reverse Chemotherapy Resistance in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

A new perspective on chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer may be a step toward overcoming that resistance. Fibroblasts block chemotherapy, leading to chemotherapy resistance; however, immune system T cells can reverse that resistance.

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