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  1. '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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Q&A with Kathy Bates

    A popular actress on stage and screen, Kathy Bates has played everything from an unhappy wife (Fried Green Tomatoes) to a literary fan gone psychopathic (Misery), a free spirit mother of an adult son (About Schmidt), a wisecracking political advisor (Primary Colors), and Gertrude Stein (Midnight in

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  7. Antibody Could Help Predict Ovarian Cancer

    Aug. 17, 2011 -- Researchers say they've discovered a marker that could one day help doctors spot women who may be at high risk for ovarian cancer. The marker is an antibody to a protein, called mesothelin, which is overproduced by cancer cells. The study found the antibody was present in high level

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  8. New Genetic Clues to Ovarian Cancer

    June 29, 2011 -- Multiple genetic mutations appear to be involved in the development of ovarian cancer, according to a new large-scale analysis of tumor samples. Researchers from the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network looked at 489 high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinomas (HGS-OvCa). These are a

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  9. Ovarian Cancer Screen: Risks May Outweigh Benefits

    June 6, 2011 -- Ovarian cancer screening does not reduce disease-related deaths among average-risk women, but it does result in an increase in invasive medical procedures and associated harms. That’s according to findings from a large, long-awaited, government-funded trial. Nearly 80,000 women were

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  10. Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer

    March 9, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Nearly one in four ovarian cancers are inherited, say researchers who are developing a gene-based blood test to identify women with these hereditary cancers. The test, which looks for variations in 22 genes known or suspected to predispose women to ovarian cancer, is

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