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The Role of Liver Resection at the Time of Secondary Cytoreduction in Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

“This was a single-center retrospective analysis of 27 women who underwent metastatectomy at the time of secondary cytoreduction for advanced ovarian cancer. Length of interval from primary surgery < 24 months and … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

In Vivo Multiplexed Interrogation of Amplified Genes Identifies GAB2 as an Ovarian Cancer Oncogene

“We identified GAB2, a signaling adaptor protein, as a potent oncogene that is also significantly amplified in ovarian and breast cancer. GAB2 overexpression activates the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway and confers sensitivity … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

New Task Force Recommendations for BRCA Mutation Screening (US)

“Updated recommendations issued by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) state that primary care physicians should screen women who have a family history of either breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

What Does Cancer Smell Like?

George Preti, who works at the Monell Chemical Senses Center as an organic chemist, and an interdisciplinary team that includes physicists and veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania are using an electronic … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Drug Delivery System Successfully Treats Deadly Ovarian Cancer in Mice

A targeted drug delivery system developed at Rutgers University could make ovarian cancer more treatable. The study results published in Clinical Cancer Research also indicated the new system could increase survival rates … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Electronic Self-Report Assessment for Cancer and Self-Care Support: Results of a Multicenter Randomized Trial

Web-based self-care support and communication coaching added to SxQOL (symptom/quality-of-life) screening reduced symptom distress in a multicenter sample of participants with various diagnoses during and after active cancer treatment Donna L. Berry, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications from Flu

Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection By Mary Elizabeth Dallas http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_143775.html FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2013 (HealthDay News) — People with cancer face a higher risk for serious … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: An Update on Treatment

“This review focuses on chemotherapy and emerging biologic agents that present a therapeutic option for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.” Review Article | April 15, 2013 | By J. Alejandro Rauh-Hain, … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

2013 Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Game Changers

Oral Contraceptive Pills as Primary Prevention for Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Peter Kovacs, MD, PhD Havrilesky LJ, Moorman PG, Lowery WJ, et al Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122:139-147 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818156_2 Summary … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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