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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.

Patients With Cancer Deserve Respect, Civility and a Voice in Their Treatment

October 6th 2021

Health care isn’t something that is done to you. You participate in it. You’re part of the team. If your team is letting you down, say so. If they don’t do better, consider seeking health care providers who do include you in the conversation.

What Patients With Ovarian Cancer Should Know About Maintenance Therapy

September 29th 2021

Maintenance therapy is meant to prevent relapse after a patient with ovarian cancer received their main treatment. Here’s an overview of what patients should know.

Do I Have Ovarian Cancer? Understanding the Early Signs, Detection and Treatment

September 26th 2021

Learn more about the symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for ovarian cancer.

Age, Other Health Factors Can Play a Role in Cancer Treatment Decisions

September 23rd 2021

The prescription of systemic cancer therapies varies based on a patient’s age, comorbidities, cancer stage and other variables, according to recent research.

Living With Lynch Syndrome: Pick Your Hard

August 31st 2021

Women with hereditary cancer syndromes must make difficult decisions about whether to keep their reproductive parts and risk dying young, or to remove them but potentially open themselves up to health issues. “Pick your hard,” writes one woman.

IUDs May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk by 30%

August 23rd 2021

This contraceptive method may provide more benefits beyond contraception, but more research is needed in this area.

'Stronger Than the Storm' of Cancer

August 20th 2021

A woman who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer shares a poem about dealing with the obstacles of a health crisis and the struggles of life in general.

PET Scan Stirs Old Memories, Prompts New Dreams for Patient With Cancer

August 18th 2021

There’s been joy in the journey, along with the drugs, the endless waiting in chilly waiting rooms, the lab work, shaving my head twice, the CT scans every three months and the steady hum of anxiety in my brain. The time with my husband, kids and grandkids has made it worth every minute of cancer treatment. Bring it on, cancer.

Long-Term Data Show No Survival Benefit Associated With Annual Screening in Women at Low Risk For Ovarian Cancer

August 3rd 2021

The results, according to the study authors, demonstrate that screening the general population for tubal and ovarian cancer each year does not result in a survival benefit.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy May Be the 'Ticket' For Inflamed Lymph Nodes

July 28th 2021

An ovarian cancer survivor shares her experience receiving a radiation treatment on her lymph nodes.

Making Room for Miracles And Modern Medicine as a Patient With Stage 4 Cancer

July 20th 2021

“I could’ve implemented my bucket list, backed away from writing contracts, outlined my end-of-life wishes and prepared my children for my possible, impending demise,” writes a woman with ovarian cancer. “Instead, I signed a four-book publishing contract and started a full-time career as a fiction writer.”

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in BRCA Carriers

July 19th 2021

BRCA mutation carriers who used oral contraceptives for a long period of time had a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to new research.

Avastin-Novel Therapy Combo Induces Durable Responses in Subgroup of Patients With Ovarian Cancer

July 5th 2021

The combination may offer patients with recurrent, platinum-agnostic ovarian cancer a more effective, non-platinum-based treatment option.

Pregnancy – Even If Incomplete – May Offer Protection Against Ovarian Cancer

June 30th 2021

Recent research found that women with a history of pregnancy – even if it was not carried to term – had a decreased risk of ovarian cancer.

CURE’s Clinical Trial Corner: June 2021

June 24th 2021

As the cancer treatment landscape continues to expand, patients and their caregivers should be aware of the various clinical trials currently being conducted — including studies they can possibly join.

Almost Half of Patients With Gynecologic Cancer Impacted by Financial Toxicity

June 23rd 2021

Recent findings showed that the cost of cancer care affects nearly half of women with gynecologic cancer, with younger and/or non-white patients at higher risk for financial toxicity.

Having Compassion for Others During Cancer Treatment

June 17th 2021

A woman with stage 4 ovarian cancer discusses the importance of having compassion for other people, because you never know what they may be dealing with.

CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Receiving Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

June 14th 2021

CNN’s chief international anchor announced her ovarian cancer diagnosis live on-air today, which she wants everyone to use as a call to arms for all people to undergo cancer screening.

Adding Lynparza to Avastin Significantly Improves Survival in Ovarian Cancer

June 9th 2021

Maintenance treatment with Lynparza plus Avastin over Avastin alone provided a certain group of patients with ovarian cancer a substantial survival benefit.

Zejula May Improve Survival in Certain Ovarian Cancer Subgroups

June 5th 2021

Progression-free survival improved with Zejula compared with placebo in patients with BRCA-mutated ovarian cancer with no new safety signals.

CURE’s Top Stories: May 2021

June 1st 2021

Each month, we take a look back at the most popular CURE® stories. Here are the top five stories for May 2021.

Adding Tecentriq to Chemotherapy-Avastin Regimen Does Not Improve Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer

May 27th 2021

Evidence from a phase 3 trial does not support the addition of Tecentriq to a specific chemotherapy regimen with Avastin for patients with newly diagnosed stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer.

Lynparza Maintenance Therapy Improves Survival Without Disease Progression in Subset of Patients With Ovarian Cancer

May 25th 2021

This maintenance therapy approach approved progression-free survival without a major impact on quality of life in patients with newly diagnosed ovarian cancer with a BRCA mutation who recently responded to chemotherapy.

Carboplatin Alone May Negatively Impact Survival in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

May 25th 2021

Vulnerable older patients with advanced ovarian cancer do not respond well to carboplatin treatment alone compared to a combination with paclitaxel.

A Family’s Journey with Ovarian Cancer, Genetic Testing and the BRCA1 Mutation

May 13th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Maria Ciesla, an ovarian cancer survivor, and her daughter Alex Cornwell discuss Ciesla’s cancer journey and how it led them to do genetic testing that revealed they were both carriers of the BRCA1 mutation.

CURE Honors World Ovarian Cancer Day

May 8th 2021

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, and in honor of this day that was created in 2013 to raise awareness about the disease, CURE® is rounding up the latest news and updates in this cancer space.

When Oncologists Retire, Their Patients Must Learn to Embrace Change

May 6th 2021

“We’re all blessed that there are so many dedicated, caring health care professionals willing to step in and fill the void when members of the team move or retire,” writes a patient with cancer. “We can never forget how tough a gig it is or say thank you enough.”

Making Strides in Ovarian Cancer

May 2nd 2021

Clinical trials are often the key to advancements in treating ovarian cancer. As part of its “Speaking Out” video series, CURE® spoke with Dr. Debra Richardson about what patients should know about joining a trial.

Cancer Survivors and Patients Share Their Experience With Seeking Second Opinions on Their Diagnosis and Treatment

April 19th 2021

On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share if they sought a second opinion when discussing their cancer diagnosis and treatment. Here’s what some of them said.

Continuing Avastin Plus Chemotherapy After Progression Improves Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer Recurrences

April 19th 2021

Despite on-treatment clinical progression, patients treated with Avastin and standard chemotherapy had a median progression-free survival of 11.8 months compared with 8.8 months in those treated with standard chemotherapy alone.