Ovarian Cancer Canada

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Serum Protein Profile at Remission can Accurately Assess Therapeutic Outcomes and Survival for Serous Ovarian Cancer

“We identified five serum proteins which, when measured at remission, can accurately predict the overall survival of serous OC patients, suggesting that they may be useful for monitoring the therapeutic outcomes for … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Risk-Reducing Surgery Increases Survival in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers Unaffected at Time of Family Referral

“Women who had any form of risk-reducing surgery (RRS) had increased survival compared to those who did not have RRS; a further increase in survival was seen among women who had … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial Endpoints: Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Ovarian cancer has unique considerations for clinical trial endpoint selection. Optimal endpoint selection should reflect true patient benefit. Progression Free Survival as a surrogate has significant advantages and disadvantages in ovarian cancer. … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Risk Perception, Worry, and Test Acceptance in Average-Risk Women Undergoing Ovarian Cancer Screening

Average-risk women undergoing ovarian cancer screening highly overestimated their risk of ovarian cancer. Laura L. Holman, Karen H. Lu, Robert C. Bast Jr.,Mary A. Hernandez, Diane C. Bodurka, Steven Skates, Charlotte C. … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Germline and Somatic Mutations in Homologous Recombination Genes Predict Platinum Response and Survival in Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneal Carcinomas

“The presence of germline and somatic HR mutations was highly predictive of primary platinum sensitivity (p=0.0002) and improved overall survival (p=0.0006)…” Kathryn P. Pennington, Tom Walsh, Maria I. Harrell, Ming K. … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Chronic Diseases Hinder Good Cancer Survival Rates

“So-called comorbidity is a large and growing problem, not least because we are becoming older and age increases the risk of contracting cancer as well as other diseases.” http://www.healthcanal.com/cancers/44971-chronic-diseases-hinder-good-cancer-survival-rates.html For bowel … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Uterine Cancer Statistics (US)

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/uterine/statistics/ Uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women in the United States and the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancer.† In 2010 (the most recent year numbers are available) … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Cancer Prevention Strategies: The Need for Multidisciplinary Research

About the role and need for multidisciplinary approaches to global health and cancer research. By Pooja Yerramilli http://blogs.plos.org/globalhealth/2013/11/cancer-prevention-strategies/ It is no secret that over half of all cancer deaths in … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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