Ovarian Cancer

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.

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Evolutionary forces account for gender imbalance in the occurrence of autism, other health conditions

Evolutionary forces account for gender imbalance in the occurrence of autism, other health conditions

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Scientists receive grant to investigate tumor development within a natural environment

Researchers use functional test to measure the effect of inherited variants in BRCA2 cancer gene

Researchers use functional test to measure the effect of inherited variants in BRCA2 cancer gene

New proton therapy targets treatment-resistant cancer cells

New proton therapy targets treatment-resistant cancer cells

Researchers discover previously-unknown function in enzyme critical for cancer growth

Researchers discover previously-unknown function in enzyme critical for cancer growth

Study finds way to detect ovarian cancer in patients using Pap test samples

Study finds way to detect ovarian cancer in patients using Pap test samples

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

Gene screenings hold disease clues, but unexplained anomalies often raise fears

European Union funds new project to improve personalized treatments for ovarian cancer

European Union funds new project to improve personalized treatments for ovarian cancer

Researchers to create computational models to improve treatments for ovarian cancer

Researchers to create computational models to improve treatments for ovarian cancer

New drug candidate to be trialed for most lethal form of brain cancer

New drug candidate to be trialed for most lethal form of brain cancer

Study gives new clues to how muscle wasting occurs on a cellular level

Study gives new clues to how muscle wasting occurs on a cellular level

Moffitt researchers reveal why some ovarian cancer patients evolve better than others

Moffitt researchers reveal why some ovarian cancer patients evolve better than others

2MeOE2 induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells, indicates study

2MeOE2 induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells, indicates study

Allarity Therapeutics announces plans to test antiviral activity of stenoparib drug

Allarity Therapeutics announces plans to test antiviral activity of stenoparib drug

New study helps understand molecular profile of tumors in cancer patients

New study helps understand molecular profile of tumors in cancer patients

Studies evaluate ovarian cancer surgery outcomes and clinical standards

Studies evaluate ovarian cancer surgery outcomes and clinical standards

ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer plays a role in the regulation of metabolism

ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer plays a role in the regulation of metabolism

Novel technique could replace clinical biopsies with 'virtual biopsies' in future

Novel technique could replace clinical biopsies with 'virtual biopsies' in future

Oral contraceptives offer a protective effect against common gynecological cancers

Oral contraceptives offer a protective effect against common gynecological cancers

Study describes novel aging clock trained to predict human age

Study describes novel aging clock trained to predict human age