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News tagged ‘OvarianCancer’ clear

  • Study led by Dr. Alexi Wright finds intraperitoneal chemotherapy substantially improves survival of ovarian cancer patients, but that many women who could benefit are not receiving the treatment.

Tags: chemotherapy, OvarianCancer

  • New research shows patients with non-metastatic ovarian cancer live longer when chemotherapy is delivered into the abdomen instead of by standard intravenous infusion, yet only a minority of eligible patients are receiving it.

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • A new Dana-Farber Cancer Institute study suggests there is a direct connection between high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) and fallopian tubes. The finding could aid in the development of better treatments for the cancer.

Tags: OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A novel pairing of two cancer drug types showed promising activity and had manageable toxicities, according to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Dana-Farber researchers report that combination treatment with olaparib and BKM120 was safe and yielded evidence of clinical benefit for women with triple-negative breast cancer and for those with high-grade serous ovarian cancer in a phase I clinical trial.

Tags: OvarianCancer, TranslationalResearch

  • On Sept. 6 at Boston City Hall Plaza, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, along with a coalition of six organizations, launched a month-long campaign to promote ovarian cancer awareness. The group, known as, is dedicated to educating the public about the subtle symptoms of ovarian cancer to promote early detection.

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • As part of Project Achilles, aimed at finding the "Achilles heel" of cancer, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT examined cells from over 100 tumors, including 25 ovarian cancer tumors, finding promising new targets for genetic research.

Tags: BasicResearch, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • The discovery of a subtype of ovarian cancer that could account for up to one-third of all serous ovarian cancers may lead to clinical trials using anti-angiogenic drugs that are already being tested in other cancers.

Tags: OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Research led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists may soon enable doctors to determine which patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer – high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) – are most likely to benefit from a certain class of drugs.

Tags: OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Dana-Farber scientists identify a genetic flaw that drives some ovarian cancers, which could assist in identifying treatments for ovarian cancer patients.

Tags: Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

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