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News tagged ‘OvarianCancer’ clear

  • Dana-Farber researchers have demonstrated a molecular strategy that they say could make a much larger variety of tumors treatable with PARP inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer drugs.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • Significant improvement with the use of a combination drug therapy for recurrent ovarian cancer was reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago today. This is the first ovarian cancer study to use a combination of drugs that could be taken orally.

Tags: OvarianCancer, TargetedTherapy

  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center has joined forces with the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and The M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to launch a month-long campaign to promote ovarian cancer awareness.

Tags: OvarianCancer

  • Ursula Matulonis, MD, the director of the Gynecological Cancer Treatment Center in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber receives a $900,000 grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to test new combinations of targeted drugs against the disease.

Tags: Grants, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A widely used diabetes drug dramatically boosted the potency of platinum-based cancer drugs when administered together to a variety of cancer cell lines and to mice with tumors, scientists from Dana-Farber report.

Tags: LungCancer, OvarianCancer

  • Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleagues have found a genetic marker that predicts which aggressive "triple negative" breast cancers and certain ovarian cancers will likely respond to platinum-based chemotherapies.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A "watch and wait" strategy reduces the need for unnecessary chemo in young girls, which can lead to secondary cancers and other health issues later in life.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, OvarianCancer, PatientEducation

  • 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

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