Ovarian Cancer News
- J&J's Appeal Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
June 2, 2021 — The U.S. Supreme court said Tuesday that it won't hear Johnson & Johnson's appeal over a $2 billion ruling in favor of women who said they developed ovarian cancer from using the company's talc products.
- Study: Ovarian Cancer Screening Does Not Cut Deaths
May 18, 2021 — A huge British trial turned out negative: annual screening of healthy women for ovarian cancer did not reduce deaths from this aggressive cancer.
- Blood Test for 50 Cancers Coming to U.S. Clinics Soon
May 17, 2021 — A new blood test claims to find up to 50 different cancers from single blood draw; it may be used to along with other cancer screening tests.
- Drug Boosts Survival for Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
March 25, 2021 — A recent study suggests that "maintenance therapy" with a targeted cancer drug may add years to some patients' lives.
- IVF Won't Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study
November 19, 2020 — Previous studies suggested that women who used this assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF to get pregnant may be at risk for ovarian cancer and non-malignant borderline tumors
- Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase
April 3, 2020 — Survival of patients with advanced ovarian cancer continues to increase, despite concerns that increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) could have a negative impact on outcomes.
- Obamacare May Have Aided Fight Vs. Ovarian Cancer
June 2, 2019 — or the study, the investigators analyzed data from the U.S. National Cancer Database. They compared nearly 36,000 women who were diagnosed and treated between 2004 and 2009, with more than 37,000 women diagnosed and treated between 2011 and 2014.
- Study: The Pill May Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
April 3, 2019 — After adjusting for such factors as age and whether women had ever given birth, any use of birth control pills was associated with a 46% lower risk of death within a year of an ovarian cancer diagnosis, the study found.
- U.S. Agencies Investigating Asbestos in Baby Powder
February 21, 2019 — Johnson & Johnson is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over possible asbestos contamination of the company's baby powder and other talc-based products.
- Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
October 4, 2018 — Researchers say that women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23 percent lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who did not regularly take aspirin.
- Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer
July 20, 2018 — One low-dose aspirin -- the type many older women already take to help their hearts -- was tied to a 10 percent reduction in developing ovarian cancer and as much as a 30 percent improvement in survival for ovarian cancer patients, two new studies have found.
- Jury Awards $4.62 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit
July 13, 2018 — A jury says Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.62 billion to 22 women who allege they developed ovarian cancer after using the company's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.
- Early Success in Artificial Ovary Research
July 2, 2018 — However, there is a slight risk that the ovarian tissue may contain cancer cells, putting a woman at risk for the return of her cancer.
- Researchers Making Progress Against Ovarian Cancer
March 29, 2018 — One study found that a new targeted "immunotherapy" to treat ovarian cancer that has come back looked promising in a small, early trial.
- Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Cervical Cancer?
March 21, 2018 — The researchers behind the new study developed a testing regimen called PapSEEK to see if additional samples collected during a pelvic exam could be used to detect endometrial or ovarian cancer.
- Routine Ovarian Cancer Screenings Aren't Helping
February 13, 2018 — Screening not only didn’t prevent any deaths, it also led to harm, the panel said.
- Pill Cuts Ovarian Cancer Risk, Even for Smokers
January 18, 2018 — According to the study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, these trends were also observed for endometrial cancer as well.
- Ovarian cancer drug licenced
December 18, 2017 — A new ovarian cancer drug niraparib (Zejula) that can prolong survival has been licenced for use in Europe, including the UK.
- Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Award Tossed
October 18, 2017 — Award in Missouri case set aside upon appeal. Does not affect larger California award in similar suit.
- Verdict was fourth against Johnson & Johnson
August 22, 2017 — Verdict was fourth against Johnson & Johnson
- Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
December 21, 2016 — Ovarian Cancer Drug Given Fast-Track Approval
- Does Baby Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
November 4, 2016 — Leading cancer and women's health groups say probably not
- Woman Gets $70M in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Suit
October 28, 2016 — Woman Gets $70M in Baby Powder/Ovarian Cancer Suit
- Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk -- and the Symptoms
September 9, 2016 — Because early signs are often easy to ignore, 140,000 women worldwide die of the disease every year
- FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable
September 9, 2016 — May delay preventive therapies for high-risk women, spur unnecessary procedures in some without cancer
- Is the Pill Tied to Fewer Ovarian Cancer Deaths?
September 7, 2016 — Rates down 16 percent in U.S., 8 percent in Canada, and 10 percent in Europe over a decade: study
- Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer
June 21, 2016 — Chronic inactivity linked to greater risk for the disease in study
- This Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
June 4, 2016 — Study found using both abdomen drip and IV delayed progression of disease
- Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery
June 3, 2016 — Advanced age, disease were predictors for receiving only chemo, radiation or nothing at all
- Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report
March 2, 2016 — Better understanding needed to improve prevention, detection, treatment, U.S. panel notes
- $72M Awarded in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Case
February 24, 2016 — $72M Awarded in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Case
- Annual Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Save Lives
December 17, 2015 — Analyzing results over time can detect harmful changes, study suggests
- Having Children Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
November 3, 2015 — Women who've had their tubes tied also seemed to be protected
- Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?
September 29, 2015 — Hormone replacement therapy may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- Beta Blockers May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival
August 24, 2015 — But researchers say clinical trials needed to prove older beta blockers lengthen life in these patients
- 1 in 3 With Ovarian Cancer Live 10 Years or More
August 11, 2015 — Many of these patients even had 'high-risk' disease that lowered odds of a good prognosis
- Lifesaving Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Is Underused
August 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.
- Chemo Before Surgery and Advanced Ovarian Cancer
May 20, 2015 — Shrinking the tumor beforehand seems to raise quality of life without shortening survival, study finds
- Survival Odds Improving for Ovarian Cancer
May 7, 2015 — Women diagnosed today 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s, researchers say
- New Method May Spot Ovarian Cancer Earlier
May 5, 2015 — A screening method that uses blood tests can spot twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as older techniques can, and that may lead to women getting diagnosed sooner, researchers say.
- FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
December 19, 2014 — Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients
- Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid
October 7, 2014 — Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages
- Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
May 31, 2014 — Preliminary findings suggest this experimental treatment might slow disease
- Irregular Periods: Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?
April 9, 2014 — Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening
- Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?
March 11, 2014 — Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity
- Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries
February 24, 2014 — In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say
- Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer
February 6, 2014 — Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent
- Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
December 4, 2013 — Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study
- New Hope for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
August 26, 2013 — Blood test combined with ultrasound exam may help doctors catch the 'silent killer' early