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  1. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs calle

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  2. Ovarian Cancer DNA Found in Vaginal Fluid: Report

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples -- a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease. In a pilot study, researchers were abl

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  3. Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results. The therapy combines the drugs olaparib and cediranib.

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  4. Irregular Periods: Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests. This finding suggests that women with irregular perio

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  5. Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors. The chances for developing many cancers -- such as postmenopaus

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  6. Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds. Having this procedure, call

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  7. Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute analyzed data from 12 studies that involved nearly 8

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  8. Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, c

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  9. New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test combined with an ultrasound exam may help doctors catch ovarian cancer while it's still treatable, a new study shows. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. It strikes with few, if any, symptoms. By the time a w

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  10. New Drug May Slow Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer stayed in remission almost six months longer when they were treated with the targeted drug pazopanib (Votrient), new German research says. "Our findings show that we finally have a drug that

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