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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical t

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  5. Night Shifts May Raise Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    March 15, 2013 -- Another study has shown a link between night-shift work and cancer, this time an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer. Much of the previous work on the link between cancer and night work has focused on breast cancer. The latest report, published in Occupational and Environmental

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  6. 'Chemo Bath' May Help Ovarian Cancer Patients

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intense chemotherapy directly into their stomach area may live at least one year longer than women who receive standard intravenous chemotherapy, a new study says. But this survival

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  7. 3 Quick Questions Help ID Ovarian Cancer Risk

    Sept. 25, 2012 -- Screening all women for ovarian cancer does more harm than good. But a three-item questionnaire identifies women most likely to benefit from further tests. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended against routine testing for ovarian cancer. The reason is that tw

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  8. Can Being Tall Raise Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer?

    April 3, 2012 -- Taller women may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. What’s more, an increasing body mass index or BMI also raises the risk for ovarian cancer among women who have never taken hormones during menopause. Exactly how increasing height is tied to ovarian can

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  9. Avastin Delays Ovarian Cancer Progression

    Dec. 28, 2011 -- The cancer drug Avastin helped stop the spread of ovarian cancer in patients with an advanced form of the disease, two major studies have found. But it is not clear whether it helps patients to live longer than other cancer treatments. The drug is approved in the U.S. for the treatm

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  10. New Drug Shows Promise in Ovarian Cancer

    Aug. 22, 2011 -- An experimental drug that has been shown to be effective in treating ovarian cancer in patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations also appears to work in some patients without the mutations. The drug olaparib is one of several experimental treatments that block the activity of the

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