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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.
Early diagnosis does not necessarily result in longer life, study of cancer screenings shows

Early diagnosis does not necessarily result in longer life, study of cancer screenings shows

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

UT Southwestern scientists unravel role of PARP enzymes in major cellular activities

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Osmium-based compound seen to target cancer cells from inside

Osmium-based compound seen to target cancer cells from inside

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality

Study finds link between removal of ovaries and increased risk of heart disease, cancer and mortality

Yale researchers identify new genetic defect in brain tumor cells that prevents DNA repair

Yale researchers identify new genetic defect in brain tumor cells that prevents DNA repair

Defects in key gene spur breast and ovarian cancer growth, study shows

Defects in key gene spur breast and ovarian cancer growth, study shows

Scientists define working mechanism of promising anti-cancer molecules

Scientists define working mechanism of promising anti-cancer molecules

BRCA1 gene required for survival of blood forming stem cells, UT Southwestern study finds

BRCA1 gene required for survival of blood forming stem cells, UT Southwestern study finds

New biomarker helps better predict survival after surgical removal of colorectal metastases

New biomarker helps better predict survival after surgical removal of colorectal metastases

UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers identify genetic promoter that drives lung cancer formation

Mayo Clinic researchers identify genetic promoter that drives lung cancer formation

‘Collateral lethality’ may create new therapeutic options for several cancers

‘Collateral lethality’ may create new therapeutic options for several cancers

Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis

Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis

UCM scientists design biosensor capable of detecting cancer autoantibodies at early stages

UCM scientists design biosensor capable of detecting cancer autoantibodies at early stages

Landmark study unravels secrets of aggressive prostate cancer

Landmark study unravels secrets of aggressive prostate cancer

How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Gene testing could help predict ovarian cancer patients' sensitivity to new class of drugs

Gene testing could help predict ovarian cancer patients' sensitivity to new class of drugs

Sanford study explores protein's role in improving survival of ovarian cancer patients

Sanford study explores protein's role in improving survival of ovarian cancer patients

Breast cancer patient finds new hope with potentially revolutionary treatment

Breast cancer patient finds new hope with potentially revolutionary treatment