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CURE’s ovarian cancer page is a go-to resource for oncology news and updates in the world of ovarian cancer Here, readers will find cancer articles, videos, podcasts, and more with expert insight into the latest treatments and research in ovarian cancer.

'Smart' Knife May Identify Ovarian Cancer Tumor Tissue During Surgery

September 5th 2018

A new tool that helps surgeons distinguish healthy tissue from tumor in real-time could change the landscape of surgical ovarian cancer treatment for the better.

Experimental Drug Combination Shows Potential in Early-Phase Trial of Lung, Ovarian Cancers

September 4th 2018

Researchers may have found a potential new way to treat patients with ovarian or lung cancer who had previously failed other treatments, according to early trial findings published in Annals of Oncology.

Grab Your Running Shoes, Form Your Team and Get Ready to Fundraise: The 9th National Race to End Women

August 30th 2018

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer Continues the Fight to End Gynecologic Cancer One Step at a Time; Race Set for Nov. 4, 2018 in Washington, DC

Let's Start a Conversation

August 30th 2018

In this week’s episode, we speak with author and avid patient advocate Shannon Pulaski about her new efforts to help empower children to learn about their family’s health history.

Beyond 'Genes of Interest,' All Genetic Testing Helps Outcomes and Prevention

August 29th 2018

In recent years, treatment has expanded for mutations that are well-understood in this space.

Physicians Recommend Ovarian Cancer Screening Based on Their Personal Experiences

August 27th 2018

A recent survey of physicians revealed that 17 percent of doctors with personal experience with cancer were more likely than those without to act against established guidelines to recommend that low-risk women receive ovarian cancer screening.

Cancer Survivorship Care is Crucial, But Some Groups Are Missing Out

August 24th 2018

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Schools of Public Health and Medicine, disparities among patients who receive instructions for this follow-up care still exist.

Life Lessons from Mr. Rogers

August 22nd 2018

Through correspondence with TV personality Fred Rogers, one survivor of cancer found hope and inspiration.

Getting to the Root of Better Gynecologic Cancer Treatment

August 22nd 2018

In recent decades, researchers have gained a much better understanding of how gynecologic cancers develop, especially for women who carry genetic mutations.

Personalizing Pain Management and Palliative Care in Ovarian Cancer

August 21st 2018

A common goal for palliative care is pain management, where opioids like morphine are often on the frontline. Then, practitioners may build on medications from there, adding agents such as gabapentin and tricyclic antidepressants. But if those don’t work, Christopher J. Pietras, M.D. said that ketamine may be an option.

Tumor Treating Fields Plus Paclitaxel Appears Safe, Effective in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

August 13th 2018

The combination use of Tumor Treating Fields plus paclitaxel more than doubled progression-free survival, with no serious treatment-related side effects in women with recurrent, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

What to Expect When Going on a PARP Inhibitor for Ovarian Cancer

July 31st 2018

Chemotherapy and PARP inhibitors may share some side effects, but there are some major differences between the two when it comes to treating ovarian cancer.

Searching for Better Detection: The 'Holy Grail' of Ovarian Cancer

July 25th 2018

Researchers are on the hunt for a better biomarker in ovarian cancer that could detect the disease in earlier stages.

Advice for Newly-Diagnosed Ovarian Cancer: You Control Your Life

July 23rd 2018

We spoke to ovarian cancer survivors about their advice for women who are newly diagnosed.

Integrative Versus Alternative Cancer Therapy: Know the Difference and Which Can Help

July 20th 2018

An expert discusses ways to complement cancer treatment and potentially improve outcomes.

Treatment for Cancer's Twin Ailment: Financial Toxicity

July 19th 2018

The health care experts call it financial toxicity. I call it an agonizing, stress-inducing, horrifying choice between financial ruin and treatment of a life-threatening disease.

Cramps or Cancer: Elevated Menstrual Pain May be Associated with Ovarian Cancer Risk

July 17th 2018

Researchers reviewed the cases of more than 20,000 women – some who went on to develop ovarian cancer, and some who didn’t – and found that there was a small, but statistically significant increase in ovarian cancer incidence in women who reported having severe menstrual pain.

Ovarian Cancer Caregivers Have Unique Needs

July 15th 2018

Audra Moran, president and CEO of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, discusses the support available for caregivers of women with ovarian cancer.

Dream Team Evaluates Direct Testing of Tumors

July 15th 2018

Investigators are learning how to take a tumor biopsy from a patient, grow small tumors called organoids in the lab, and test cancer treatments on them to see which work best.

Recurrent Ovarian Cancer: Understand Your Treatment Options

July 15th 2018

Thanks to targeted drugs and evolving research, women who experience recurrences of ovarian cancer have more treatment options than they did in the past..

Regaining Intimacy After an Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

July 15th 2018

Saketh Guntupalli, M.D., gynecologic oncologist at the University of Colorado Hospital, discusses ways that women can improve intimacy after an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Newly Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer? Take a Breath, Then Follow These Steps

July 15th 2018

The first thing a woman should do after receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, according to Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, M.D., M.P.H., is nothing. At least not right away.

Exciting Advancements Underway in Ovarian Cancer

July 14th 2018

New treatments are continually being explored as researchers use genetic testing and genomic sequencing to better understand characteristics of ovarian cancer that can be targeted with drugs.

The Future of Ovarian Cancer: PARP Inhibition 'Leading the Way'

July 6th 2018

PARP inhibitors have made for new and exciting treatment options for ovarian cancer, but there is still much more work to be done, according to Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D.

Examining Early-Life Adversity and the 'Stress Hormone' in Ovarian Cancer Survivors

July 3rd 2018

Adversity early on in life and increased stress levels could impact ovarian cancer outcomes – even if these instances happen before a woman is diagnosed, according to a recent article published in the journal Cancer.

CURE's Top 5 Stories: June 2018

July 2nd 2018

Take a look at the top five CURE stories of June 2018 in this video.

Lynparza Prolongs Disease Progression in Advanced Ovarian Cancer

June 29th 2018

PARP inhibitors continue to impress in the ovarian cancer space, as findings from the recent phase 3 SOLO-1 trial showed that Lynparza (olaparib) showed clinically-meaningful improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) when used in the first-line maintenance setting.

Exploring Another Biomarker in Ovarian Cancer

June 26th 2018

Folate receptor alpha was a promising biomarker when it came to treatment with mirvetuximab soravtansine.

Majority of Women With Ovarian Cancer Feel Uncomfortable Raising Psychological Concerns

June 25th 2018

A recent review of data found that 79 percent of patients with ovarian cancer felt uncomfortable raising psychological and emotional concerns during their consultations.

Zejula Shows Potential as More Than Just Maintenance Therapy

June 24th 2018

In the QUADRA study, treatment with Zejula (niraparib) demonstrated durable responses among women with relapsed or refractory ovarian cancer, regardless of BRCA mutation.