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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.
Women who inherit BRCA mutations have high risk of developing cancer

Women who inherit BRCA mutations have high risk of developing cancer

People with cancer have trouble accessing appropriate psychological support

People with cancer have trouble accessing appropriate psychological support

All.Can report urges health officials, decision-makers to 'do the right thing by patients'

All.Can report urges health officials, decision-makers to 'do the right thing by patients'

Combining breast and gynecologic surgery not such a good idea

Combining breast and gynecologic surgery not such a good idea

New protein target for deadly ovarian cancer

New protein target for deadly ovarian cancer

Bacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancer

Bacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancer

Study identifies psychosocial factors that affect sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women

Study identifies psychosocial factors that affect sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women

New study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancer

New study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancer

New research uncovers mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs

New research uncovers mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs

Study shows promise for a drug to extend life of patients with ovarian cancer

Study shows promise for a drug to extend life of patients with ovarian cancer

UCLA researcher looks for ways to detect ovarian cancer before it develops

UCLA researcher looks for ways to detect ovarian cancer before it develops

Heat from nanoparticles zaps cancer cells from inside

Heat from nanoparticles zaps cancer cells from inside

New blood test offers more precise diagnostics of ovarian cancer

New blood test offers more precise diagnostics of ovarian cancer

Study reveals potential consequences of limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals

Study reveals potential consequences of limiting ovarian cancer surgery to high-volume hospitals

Use of molecular biomarkers shows promise in early detection of endometrial cancer

Use of molecular biomarkers shows promise in early detection of endometrial cancer

First clinical test could enable personalized prognosis for triple-negative breast cancer patients

First clinical test could enable personalized prognosis for triple-negative breast cancer patients

A 'one-two punch' approach to destroy cancerous ovarian cells

A 'one-two punch' approach to destroy cancerous ovarian cells

Complex molecular conversation is key to the establishment of 'hot tumor'

Complex molecular conversation is key to the establishment of 'hot tumor'

Research sheds new light on the function of frequently mutated cancer protein

Research sheds new light on the function of frequently mutated cancer protein

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

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