Ovarian Cancer Canada

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Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/ The Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. It encourages women to pay … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Genes in Life

http://www.genesinlife.org/ Genes in Life is a place to learn about all the ways genetics is a part of your life. On this site you will learn how genetics affects you and … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Optimizing Treatment of the Partially Platinum-Sensitive Ovarian Cancer Patient

“Data from the large, multicenter, randomized OVA-301 study have shown that combined trabectedin–pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) significantly prolonged median overall survival compared with PLD alone (p = 0.0027) in 214 patients … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Screening for HPV Outperforms Pap Test for Cervical Cancer

“The results of the individual trials showed that women between the ages of 30 and 35 particularly benefited from HPV-based screening, and that HPV screening every 5 years was more protective … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Preventing Ovarian Cancer through Genetic Testing: a Population-Based Study

“…48 of 1,342 unselected cases of ovarian cancer (3.6 %) might have been prevented if genetic testing criteria were universally applied to all women in Ontario at risk for ovarian cancer.” … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

TRINOVA-1 Signals New Direction in Ovarian Cancer

“Adding the investigational peptibody trebananib to weekly paclitaxel prolongs the time to disease progression or death in women with recurrent, advanced ovarian cancer, the phase III TRINOVA-1 trial has shown.” IMNG Medical … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Frequency and Disposition of Ovarian Abnormalities Followed With Serial Transvaginal Ultrasonography

“Serial ultrasonography has shown that many ovarian abnormalities resolve, even if the initial appearance is complex, solid, or bilateral. Thus, it is advantageous to avoid a single transvaginal ultrasonographic abnormality as the … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Platinum versus Platinum-Combination Chemotherapy in Platinum-Sensitive Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: A Meta-Analysis using Individual Patient Data

This systematic review and meta-analysis provides the strongest evidence to date of the benefit of combination-platinum over single-agent platinum. Raja FA, Counsell N, Colombo N, Pfisterer J, du Bois A, Parmar … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Discovery Opens Doors to New Ovarian Cancer Treatments

A study led by Dr. Andrew Stephens from the Prince Henry’s Institute has discovered a process that is associated with inflammation in cancers. This discovery could lead to expanded treatment options … Continue reading

November 19, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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Research in BC

The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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