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Novel Pathway Improves Access to Genetic Testing for Women With Ovarian Cancer

Novel Pathway Improves Access to Genetic Testing for Women With Ovarian Cancer

Rapid, robust, and affordable genetic testing for patients with ovarian cancer that allows a much larger portion of patients to benefit from personalized cancer management and their relatives to benefit from preventive strategies can be achieved.

Socioeconomic Status Inversely Related to Risk for Ovarian Cancer in African American Women

Risk of ovarian cancer is higher in African American women with lower socioeconomic status, the opposite of trends seen in breast cancer.

Imaging and Fluorescence Technique Guides Surgical Removal of Otherwise Undetectable Ovarian Tumors

A newly created tumor-specific fluorescent molecule combined with an imaging system guided surgeons to removing additional tumors not palpable or visible without fluorescence in patients with ovarian cancer.

Chemotherapy Boosts Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Chemotherapy Boosts Effectiveness of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Immunotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer more effectively treats tumors when administered immediately after chemotherapy. Sequential chemoimmunotherapy could improve disease control in stage IIIC/IV tubo-ovarian HGSC.

Exercise May Protect Against Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Exercise May Protect Against Epithelial Ovarian Cancer

Chronic inactivity has been linked to greater risk for ovarian cancer.

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.

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.

Obesity Can Mask Ovarian Cancer Symptoms in African American Women

Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.

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