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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Implantable mechanotherapeutic drug delivery platform helps overcome host immune response

Implantable mechanotherapeutic drug delivery platform helps overcome host immune response

Understanding the genetic testing-related information needs of ovarian cancer patients

Understanding the genetic testing-related information needs of ovarian cancer patients

Frequent aspirin use associated with lower ovarian cancer risk in people with multiple risk factors

Frequent aspirin use associated with lower ovarian cancer risk in people with multiple risk factors

Two UTHSC research teams receive CORNET Awards for novel projects

Two UTHSC research teams receive CORNET Awards for novel projects

Study may help overcome some obstacles to the development of nanoparticle-based drugs

Study may help overcome some obstacles to the development of nanoparticle-based drugs

Bioactive compounds in a marine sponge show potential to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Bioactive compounds in a marine sponge show potential to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In America, cancer patients endure debt on top of disease

In America, cancer patients endure debt on top of disease

Hereditary genes correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer mutations, finds study

Hereditary genes correlate with a greater probability of developing cancer mutations, finds study

Scientists demonstrate key role of an enzyme in facilitating ovarian cancer metastasis in the omentum

Scientists demonstrate key role of an enzyme in facilitating ovarian cancer metastasis in the omentum

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

Wistar scientists discover a new way to boost a person's immune response to tumors

Wistar scientists discover a new way to boost a person's immune response to tumors

Drugs used to prevent bone loss may help lower ovarian cancer risk

Drugs used to prevent bone loss may help lower ovarian cancer risk

Researchers discover specific genetic signals in people who develop severe COVID-19

Researchers discover specific genetic signals in people who develop severe COVID-19

New trial examines the effectiveness of combination immunotherapy for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

New trial examines the effectiveness of combination immunotherapy for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Researchers evaluate how hundreds of different mutations impact key function of breast cancer gene

Researchers evaluate how hundreds of different mutations impact key function of breast cancer gene

New compound shows promise to kill a range of hard-to-treat cancer types

New compound shows promise to kill a range of hard-to-treat cancer types

Vitamin D therapy may be a useful addition to the treatment of ovarian cancer, study suggests

Vitamin D therapy may be a useful addition to the treatment of ovarian cancer, study suggests

New initiative aims to increase collaboration and accelerate high-impact cancer immunotherapy

New initiative aims to increase collaboration and accelerate high-impact cancer immunotherapy

Researchers reveal novel tumor–macrophage interactions that promote peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer

Researchers reveal novel tumor–macrophage interactions that promote peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer

Urgent action needed to address disparities in women’s heart health

Urgent action needed to address disparities in women’s heart health