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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.
CHOP-led study reveals how genetic variations can influence variety of common diseases

CHOP-led study reveals how genetic variations can influence variety of common diseases

A protein found in ovarian cancer may contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease

A protein found in ovarian cancer may contribute to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Study may provide novel targetable mechanisms of therapeutic resistance to anti-VEGF therapies

Study may provide novel targetable mechanisms of therapeutic resistance to anti-VEGF therapies

Study finds no significant link between using talc and ovarian cancer risk

Study finds no significant link between using talc and ovarian cancer risk

Phase II case-control trial initiated for four types of terminal cancers

Phase II case-control trial initiated for four types of terminal cancers

A new book on ovarian cancer

A new book on ovarian cancer

NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit closes gaps in perspective of value in cancer care

NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit closes gaps in perspective of value in cancer care

Small, thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors in ovarian cancer models

Small, thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks tumors in ovarian cancer models

Overabundance of novel gene in aggressive form of ovarian cancer may serve as prognostic tool

Overabundance of novel gene in aggressive form of ovarian cancer may serve as prognostic tool

Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor

Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor

Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer patients does not result in longer survival

Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer patients does not result in longer survival

Experimental drug targets currently untreatable type of lung cancer

Experimental drug targets currently untreatable type of lung cancer

Oxygen-deprived tumor cells have survival advantage that promotes metastasis

Oxygen-deprived tumor cells have survival advantage that promotes metastasis

Nanotechnologies can lead to big advances in cancer therapy

Nanotechnologies can lead to big advances in cancer therapy

3D-printed cell traps help researchers remove the hay to expose cancer cells

3D-printed cell traps help researchers remove the hay to expose cancer cells

Genetically definable subgroups of cancers sensitive to treatment

Genetically definable subgroups of cancers sensitive to treatment

Cooperative research center at LLNL aims to develop vaccines for chlamydia

Cooperative research center at LLNL aims to develop vaccines for chlamydia

Cleveland Clinic announces Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020

Cleveland Clinic announces Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020

Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer

Yale scientists build powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer

Chemists find new way to synthesize most common molecule arrangement in medicine

Chemists find new way to synthesize most common molecule arrangement in medicine