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Researchers at MD Anderson discover new route for ovarian cancer spread

Researchers at MD Anderson discover new route for ovarian cancer spread

Ovarian cancer was found to spread via circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream, homing in on the omentum, a sheet of tissue that covers and supports the abdominal organs. Researchers found that the CTCs rely on HER3 to find their way to omentum.

Combination treatment improves recurrence and survival in ovarian cancer

A new combination of medications for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer showed improved response rates, increased the rate of tumor shrinkage, and prolonged the time until cancers recurred

ASCO: Olaparib and cediranib combo promising for recurrent ovarian cancer

ASCO: Olaparib and cediranib combo promising for recurrent ovarian cancer

For women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, the combination of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and the anti-angiogenesis drug cediranib is more effective than olaparib alone.

Ovarian cancer risk reduced nonsurgical options for those with BRCA mutations

Breastfeeding, tubal ligation, and oral contraceptives may lower the risk of ovarian cancer for some women with BRCA gene mutations, according to a comprehensive analysis.

AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk

Irregular menstrual cycles may be an early marker of ovarian cancer risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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