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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.
New anti-inflammatory compound acts as 'surge protector' to reduce cancer growth

New anti-inflammatory compound acts as 'surge protector' to reduce cancer growth

Research reveals novel approach to suppressing chemotherapy-induced tumor growth

Research reveals novel approach to suppressing chemotherapy-induced tumor growth

Hypertension drug may improve effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment

Hypertension drug may improve effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment

Aggressive prostate cancer linked to hereditary breast cancer, confirms study

Aggressive prostate cancer linked to hereditary breast cancer, confirms study

DNA “webs” shown to promote metastasis in ovarian cancer

DNA “webs” shown to promote metastasis in ovarian cancer

Horizon Discovery partners with C4XD to validate novel synthetic lethal oncology targets

Horizon Discovery partners with C4XD to validate novel synthetic lethal oncology targets

ToxicDocs: The largest database on industrial poisons

ToxicDocs: The largest database on industrial poisons

Research findings could lead to new targets for cancer-fighting therapeutics

Research findings could lead to new targets for cancer-fighting therapeutics

New diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who could benefit from targeted therapies

New diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who could benefit from targeted therapies

Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girls

Chemicals in soaps, shampoos, lipsticks linked to early puberty in girls

New approach turns B cells into factories that secrete sacs containing microRNAs

New approach turns B cells into factories that secrete sacs containing microRNAs

New nanoscale technique developed to get more information from the blood of cancer patients

New nanoscale technique developed to get more information from the blood of cancer patients

Using Pre-Clinical Imaging to Detect Cancer

Using Pre-Clinical Imaging to Detect Cancer

Mannose - nutritional supplement, could slow some cancers

Mannose - nutritional supplement, could slow some cancers

Stand Up to Cancer supports potential approach to more efficiently target pancreatic cancer

Stand Up to Cancer supports potential approach to more efficiently target pancreatic cancer

New blood test developed for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

New blood test developed for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Researchers develop new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation

Researchers develop new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation

Promising technology could improve detection, diagnosis of fatal ovarian cancer

Promising technology could improve detection, diagnosis of fatal ovarian cancer

Breakthrough research could lead to a new wave of cancer-fighting antibodies

Breakthrough research could lead to a new wave of cancer-fighting antibodies

Simple cysts can be safely ignored, study finds

Simple cysts can be safely ignored, study finds