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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 clinical trial to test cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumors

New clinical trial to test cancer drug in patients with advanced solid tumors

Women with a medical history of breast or ovarian cancer often fail to test for inherited genetic changes

Women with a medical history of breast or ovarian cancer often fail to test for inherited genetic changes

Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test

Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test

Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients

Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients

Liquid biopsies show potential use for cancer screening

Liquid biopsies show potential use for cancer screening

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Mount Sinai experts offer tips on knowing risks and detecting symptoms of ovarian cancer

Breastfeeding is currently failing to meet recommended standards across the globe, UNICEF and WHO report reveals

Breastfeeding is currently failing to meet recommended standards across the globe, UNICEF and WHO report reveals

Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Gut bacterium can stop chemotherapy from causing cancer cell death

Wistar scientists discover new therapeutic strategy for difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer

Wistar scientists discover new therapeutic strategy for difficult-to-treat form of ovarian cancer

Researchers devise strategy to target Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Researchers devise strategy to target Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers uncover new clues to why BRCA1 mutations cause breast and ovarian cancer

Ground-breaking new breast cancer drugs have manageable toxicity profile for most patients

Ground-breaking new breast cancer drugs have manageable toxicity profile for most patients

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months may be less likely to develop MS

Cancer research at University of Warwick receives £8.5k to improve detection, treatments and care

Cancer research at University of Warwick receives £8.5k to improve detection, treatments and care

Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

Safe under the ACA, patients with preexisting conditions now fear bias

PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology

PNNL-OHSU scientists part of NCI effort to study about role of proteins in cancer biology

Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of ovarian cancer metastasis

Researchers shed light on molecular mechanisms of ovarian cancer metastasis

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

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

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