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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.
Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests

Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests

Study finds steady increase in BRCA testing among low-risk women

Study finds steady increase in BRCA testing among low-risk women

Researchers develop new method that uses gene editing to find cancer's weak spots

Researchers develop new method that uses gene editing to find cancer's weak spots

Studies question use of readmission rate as metric in surgeries for ovarian cancer patients

Studies question use of readmission rate as metric in surgeries for ovarian cancer patients

Researchers identify protein biomarker linked to prognosis in high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Researchers identify protein biomarker linked to prognosis in high-grade serous ovarian cancer

Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patients

Clinical study seeks to examine new combination therapy for treating AML patients

Michigan Medicine opens first clinic in the United States that focuses on prostate cancer risk

Michigan Medicine opens first clinic in the United States that focuses on prostate cancer risk

Blocking protein found on surface of ovarian cancer cells could prevent metastasis, research suggests

Blocking protein found on surface of ovarian cancer cells could prevent metastasis, research suggests

NR could potentially prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

NR could potentially prevent chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in cancer patients

Study: Hormonal maintenance therapy may improve survival in women with low-grade serous carcinoma

Study: Hormonal maintenance therapy may improve survival in women with low-grade serous carcinoma

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