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  1. Beta Blockers May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of ov

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  2. 1 in 3 With Ovarian Cancer Live 10 Years or More

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that's often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years. "We think

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  3. Lifesaving Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Is Underused

    Aug. 5, 2015 -- Almost a decade ago, the National Cancer Institute alerted doctors that a treatment that could extend the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer was not being used often enough. The announcement was supposed to make the treatment, called intraperitoneal chemotherapy or IP, more

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  4. Chemo Before Surgery and Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds. The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and i

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  5. Survival Odds Improving for Ovarian Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, traditionally viewed as an aggressive killer, are much more likely to survive the disease than they were several decades ago, new research shows. "Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is as

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  6. New Method May Spot Ovarian Cancer Earlier

    May 5, 2015 -- A screening method that uses blood tests can detect twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as older testing methods, and that may lead to women getting diagnosed sooner, researchers say. The new approach looks at how levels of a protein linked to the disease change over time in a woman

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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