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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.
CRISPR uncovers which gene fusions are critical for growth of cancer cells

CRISPR uncovers which gene fusions are critical for growth of cancer cells

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

‘Living their values’: Palliative care power couple faces cancer at home

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

NIH announces awards to advance development of vaccines for sexually transmitted infections

UNC and partners receive NIH funding to identify chlamydia vaccine

UNC and partners receive NIH funding to identify chlamydia vaccine

Study could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Study could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer

Unexpected role of junk RNA in cancer opens new way for treatment of the disease

Unexpected role of junk RNA in cancer opens new way for treatment of the disease

Circulating tumor DNA can help detect treatment options for ovarian cancer subtype

Circulating tumor DNA can help detect treatment options for ovarian cancer subtype

Researchers identify 34 genes associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers identify 34 genes associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer

Delving into tumor's cellular lineage may offer clues for customized therapies

Delving into tumor's cellular lineage may offer clues for customized therapies

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Novel fluorescence imaging system helps surgeons remove small ovarian tumors

Novel fluorescence imaging system helps surgeons remove small ovarian tumors

Precision-guided anticancer nanoparticles help enhance treatment of peritoneal tumors

Precision-guided anticancer nanoparticles help enhance treatment of peritoneal tumors

Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer cell proliferation and tumor growth

Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer cell proliferation and tumor growth

Study describes vulnerability shared by large subset of cancer cell lines

Study describes vulnerability shared by large subset of cancer cell lines

Ludwig scientists to share advances in cancer research at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

Ludwig scientists to share advances in cancer research at AACR Annual Meeting 2019

New class of drugs could help treat patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer

New class of drugs could help treat patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer

New proteomics-based test could aid in early detection of ovarian cancer

New proteomics-based test could aid in early detection of ovarian cancer

Fertility problems may raise risk of cancer in women

Fertility problems may raise risk of cancer in women

Precision cancer drugs spark powerful immune response and boost effects of immunotherapy

Precision cancer drugs spark powerful immune response and boost effects of immunotherapy

New imaging technology could help find tiny tumors

New imaging technology could help find tiny tumors