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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Pilot human trial uses new falloposcope device to capture images of fallopian tubes

Pilot human trial uses new falloposcope device to capture images of fallopian tubes

Study identifies a new potential pathway for developing therapeutics against Epstein-Barr virus

Study identifies a new potential pathway for developing therapeutics against Epstein-Barr virus

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Breastfeeding linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk in mothers

Human iPSC-derived fallopian tube organoids reveal the origins of common ovarian cancer

Human iPSC-derived fallopian tube organoids reveal the origins of common ovarian cancer

A class of FDA-approved drugs can effectively stop aggressive uterine cancer

A class of FDA-approved drugs can effectively stop aggressive uterine cancer

Chemicals from certain personal care products may impact maternal hormone levels during pregnancy

Chemicals from certain personal care products may impact maternal hormone levels during pregnancy

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may have risks for younger women, but safe for post-menopausal patients

Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy may have risks for younger women, but safe for post-menopausal patients

Cancer registry offers a better understanding of ovarian granulosa cell tumors

Cancer registry offers a better understanding of ovarian granulosa cell tumors

Study identifies two genes that play key role in protecting ovarian cancer from the immune system

Study identifies two genes that play key role in protecting ovarian cancer from the immune system

Imaging drug that illuminates ovarian cancer tissue when exposed to fluorescent light gets FDA approval

Imaging drug that illuminates ovarian cancer tissue when exposed to fluorescent light gets FDA approval

Red blood cell distribution width as a biomarker for COVID-19

Red blood cell distribution width as a biomarker for COVID-19

New test enables patient-specific monitoring and treatment for ovarian cancer

New test enables patient-specific monitoring and treatment for ovarian cancer

Study reveals how certain cells drive immunotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer mouse model

Study reveals how certain cells drive immunotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer mouse model

Study opens a window for new therapeutic approaches to ovarian cancer

Study opens a window for new therapeutic approaches to ovarian cancer

Ensemble-based machine learning algorithms accurately predict anti-cancer drug responses

Ensemble-based machine learning algorithms accurately predict anti-cancer drug responses

Study reveals dual role of anti-cancer inhibitor

Study reveals dual role of anti-cancer inhibitor

Promising data from early clinical trials of new anticancer therapies presented at ESMO Congress 2021

Promising data from early clinical trials of new anticancer therapies presented at ESMO Congress 2021

Research pinpoints new therapeutic opportunity for ovarian clear cell carcinomas

Research pinpoints new therapeutic opportunity for ovarian clear cell carcinomas

Systematic review focuses on women's health associated with menopausal hormone therapy

Systematic review focuses on women's health associated with menopausal hormone therapy

R37 MERIT Award supports innovative ovarian cancer research

R37 MERIT Award supports innovative ovarian cancer research