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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.
Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study

Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study

Griffith scientists discover new and improved tool to detect cancer

Griffith scientists discover new and improved tool to detect cancer

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Adverse early life experiences and abuse may lead women to unnecessary, harmful surgeries

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Positive results for AstraZeneca’s PARP inhibitor Lynparza in advanced breast cancer

Senators’ dueling web shoutouts echo nation’s partisan divide on Obamacare

Senators’ dueling web shoutouts echo nation’s partisan divide on Obamacare

Open-access BRCA testing for inherited breast cancer enables identification of missed carriers

Open-access BRCA testing for inherited breast cancer enables identification of missed carriers

Combined use of two existing drugs appears to slow cancer's tendency to spread, study shows

Combined use of two existing drugs appears to slow cancer's tendency to spread, study shows

New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer

New study offers insight into how to improve chemotherapy strategies for ovarian cancer

Researchers identify DNA repair deficiency in many types of solid tumors

Researchers identify DNA repair deficiency in many types of solid tumors

Prototype drug prevents lung cancer tumors in mice by using novel mechanism

Prototype drug prevents lung cancer tumors in mice by using novel mechanism

Mayo Clinic research advances understanding of DNA repair mechanisms

Mayo Clinic research advances understanding of DNA repair mechanisms

Scientists identify unusual mutations in endometriosis using gene sequencing tools

Scientists identify unusual mutations in endometriosis using gene sequencing tools

Study finds worse survival rates for heart failure despite advances in treatment

Study finds worse survival rates for heart failure despite advances in treatment

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

NUS researchers develop novel dual-mode contrast agent for better liver cancer imaging

NUS researchers develop novel dual-mode contrast agent for better liver cancer imaging

Combination therapy may be effective option for treating some women with ovarian cancer

Combination therapy may be effective option for treating some women with ovarian cancer

Study identifies expression of tumor antigen as marker for aggressive ovarian cancer

Study identifies expression of tumor antigen as marker for aggressive ovarian cancer

Second cancers are far deadlier in younger people than older adults

Second cancers are far deadlier in younger people than older adults

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

Researcher aims to eliminate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian tumors using virus treatment

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology

NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium adds nine new clinical practice guidelines in oncology