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Commonly known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer leads to approximately 15,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with the majority in patients diagnosed with late stage disease where the cancer has spread beyond the ovary. The prognosis is poor in these patients, leading to the high mortality from this disease. A diagnostic test is needed that can provide adequate predictive value to stratify patients with a pelvic mass into high risk of invasive ovarian cancer versus those with low risk, as well as a screening test for the diagnosis of early-stage ovarian cancer, which is essential for improving overall survival in patients. Ovarian cancer has up to a 90% cure rate following surgery and/or chemotherapy if detected in stage 1.
FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation to Oncolytics' REOLYSIN for treatment of peritoneal cancer

FDA grants Orphan Drug Designation to Oncolytics' REOLYSIN for treatment of peritoneal cancer

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation for its lead product candidate, REOLYSIN, for the treatment of primary peritoneal cancers. [More]
Oncolytics' REOLYSIN granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of fallopian tube cancer

Oncolytics' REOLYSIN granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of fallopian tube cancer

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation for its lead product candidate, REOLYSIN, for the treatment of cancer of the fallopian tube. [More]
Researchers outline personalized surgical approach to ovarian cancer

Researchers outline personalized surgical approach to ovarian cancer

A surgical algorithm developed and implemented by ovarian cancer specialists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center dramatically increases the frequency of complete removal of all visible tumor - a milestone strongly tied to improved survival. [More]
Study finds racial disparities among children with Crohn's disease

Study finds racial disparities among children with Crohn's disease

A study published recently in the IBD Journal found significant differences in hospital readmissions, medication usage, and both medical and surgical complications of children with Crohn's disease related to race. In the study, black children had a 1.5 times higher frequency of hospital readmissions because of Crohn's disease compared to white children. [More]
New TAU study may offer hope to people diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme

New TAU study may offer hope to people diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme

There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of only 6-18 months. [More]
Researchers find that new targeted drugs can attack weak spots in cancer cells

Researchers find that new targeted drugs can attack weak spots in cancer cells

Scientists have identified weak spots in cancer cells that could be targeted and attacked by new precision drugs. [More]
Serous ovarian cancer is more deadly, shows Cancer Research UK study

Serous ovarian cancer is more deadly, shows Cancer Research UK study

THE most common type of ovarian cancer is more deadly if it consists of a patchwork of different groups of cells, according to a Cancer Research UK study published today (Tuesday) in PLOS Medicine. [More]
Epigenetics and women’s health research: an interview with Professor Steve Conlan, Swansea University

Epigenetics and women’s health research: an interview with Professor Steve Conlan, Swansea University

Our research into gynaecological oncology focuses around understanding mechanisms of how genes are regulated or how they become dysregulated in a disease; and also the effects that has on the surface of the endometrium and also the function of the ovaries... [More]
High ThroughputPARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay

High ThroughputPARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay

AMSBIO has introduced a unique High Throughput PARP in vivo Pharmacodynamic Assay that can be used to monitor the efficacy of poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors on PAR formation in vivo; and to measure drug action on PARP in both in vivo and in vitro settings [More]
Majority of women support idea of more frequent breast screening for individuals at higher risk of cancer

Majority of women support idea of more frequent breast screening for individuals at higher risk of cancer

Most women (85 per cent) would back the idea of more frequent breast screening if they are at higher genetic risk of developing breast cancer, according to research published today by The Breast. [More]

Oncolytics Biotech’s REOLYSIN receives Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of pancreatic cancer

Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation for its lead product candidate, REOLYSIN®, for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. [More]
Wistar researchers identify new therapeutic target for aggressive form of ovarian cancer

Wistar researchers identify new therapeutic target for aggressive form of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all cancers affecting the female reproductive system with very few effective treatments available. Prognosis is even worse among patients with certain subtypes of the disease. Now, researchers at The Wistar Institute have identified a new therapeutic target in a particularly aggressive form of ovarian cancer, paving the way for what could be the first effective targeted therapy of its kind for the disease. [More]
New study finds promising target for future therapies to treat breast and ovarian cancer patients

New study finds promising target for future therapies to treat breast and ovarian cancer patients

The Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of the drug olaparib for ovarian cancer patients with inherited mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 came as welcome news to the thousands of women now eligible to receive it. A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists indicates that the pool of patients who can benefit from the drug is potentially much wider - and offers a ready means of identifying them. [More]
Risk of ovarian cancer increased with even short-term HRT use

Risk of ovarian cancer increased with even short-term HRT use

There has been much uncertainty regarding the risk of cancer associated with taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for the menopause. An analysis of all available evidence published in The Lancet today shows that HRT, even when taken for only a few years, significantly increases the risk of developing the two most common types of ovarian cancer. [More]
Novel image-analysis technique improves breast cancer detection and diagnosis

Novel image-analysis technique improves breast cancer detection and diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have developed an image-analysis technique that is designed to improve breast cancer detection and diagnosis. [More]

Oncolytics' REOLYSIN receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of ovarian cancer

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Orphan Drug Designation for its lead product candidate, REOLYSIN, for the treatment of ovarian cancer. [More]
Study describes novel screening system that has potential to uncover effective ovarian cancer drugs

Study describes novel screening system that has potential to uncover effective ovarian cancer drugs

University of Chicago Medicine researchers have built a model system that uses multiple cell types from patients to rapidly test compounds that could block the early steps in ovarian cancer metastasis. Their three-dimensional cell-culture system, adapted for high-throughput screening, has enabled them to identify small molecules that can inhibit adhesion and invasion, preventing ovarian cancers from spreading to nearby tissues. [More]
Quest Diagnostics, Myriad Genetics reach agreement to end BRCA gene-patent litigation

Quest Diagnostics, Myriad Genetics reach agreement to end BRCA gene-patent litigation

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it and Myriad Genetics Inc. have reached an agreement that ends their BRCA gene-patent litigation. [More]
Study links previously unknown genetic anomalies to breast cancer in African American family members

Study links previously unknown genetic anomalies to breast cancer in African American family members

The "Jewels in our Genes" study, led by University at Buffalo researcher Heather Ochs-Balcom, has uncovered previously unknown segments of DNA shared by African American family members who have breast cancer. "The discovery of these regions supports our hypothesis that there are still undiscovered breast cancer genes that may be unique to African Americans," says Ochs-Balcom, PhD, a genetic epidemiologist in the UB Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health. [More]

Bright Pink and David's Bridal team up to educate women on breast and ovarian cancer

As the nation's leading bridal and special occasion authority, David's Bridal is honored to outfit a woman for the many milestones in her life, most notably her wedding day. [More]