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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.

Preventive ovary removal for BRCA carriers reduces mortality

Preventive ovary removal for BRCA carriers reduces mortality

Women who carry a BRCA gene mutation and opt for a preventive oophorectomy had an 80% reduction in the risk of ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer.

Novel cancer vaccine promising against ovarian cancer and mesothelioma

A protein engineered to combine a molecule targeting a tumor-cell-surface antigen with another protein that stimulates immune functions was found to prolong survival in animal models for ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

Novel biologic drug holds promise for individualized ovarian cancer treatment

Researchers have developed a biologic drug that would prevent the production of a protein known to allow ovarian cancer cells to grow aggressively while being resistant to chemotherapy.

Fast and effective mechanism combats ovarian tumors

A new type of strategy has been proposed to tackle an aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer by using a nanoscale drug-delivery system designed to target specific cancer cells.

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