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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.

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.

Understanding the Basics of Ovarian Cancer

April 13th 2021

On behalf of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, CURE spoke with Dr. Debra Richardson, from Stevenson Cancer Center, about the basics of ovarian cancer and its treatments, clinical trials and psychosocial effects.

Survivor Lives in Gratitude Despite Ovarian Cancer

April 8th 2021

This week on the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we’re chatting with an ovarian cancer survivor and teacher about how she maintained her sense of humor through treatment and why it’s important to remain connected to your friends and family, especially during your darkest moments.

Surgery With Chemotherapy Extended Progression-Free Survival in Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

April 5th 2021

Patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed ovarian cancer who underwent surgery then chemotherapy had a progression-free survival of 17.4 months compared with 11.9 months in those who underwent chemotherapy alone.

PARP Inhibitors Show Promise in Patients with Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

April 2nd 2021

Polymerase (PARP) inhibitors continue to improve progression-free survival over placebo in women with recurrent, platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer.

‘Don’t Socially Distance Yourself’ While Going Through Cancer, Says A Survivor

March 29th 2021

Although “social distancing” has become a common term used to describe the safe distance people keep from others to avoid contracting COVID-19, stage 1 ovarian cancer survivor and teacher Brenda Kowalski reminds patients who may be starting out on their cancer journey that it’s important to not “socially distance” yourself from friends when you need support.

Rubraca May Prolong Progression-Free Survival in Patients With Ovarian Cancer With BRCA Mutations, Preliminary Results Show

March 23rd 2021

The phase 3 ARIEL4 trial evaluated Rubraca (rucaparib) versus chemotherapy in patients with ovarian cancer and a BRCA mutation who did not respond to two or more lines of chemotherapy.

Embracing a Different Perspective After Ovarian Cancer

March 20th 2021

Fertility treatments led to a cancer diagnosis but also opened the door to adoption and a new view on life.

Using Creativity to Make a Difference in Your Life

March 12th 2021

Being creative has helped this ovarian cancer survivor during her journey. She recommends that people use their energy in a positive way and do something that will make a difference in their lives.

Motorcycle Club Rallies to Raise Funds for Fellow Rider and Ovarian Cancer Survivor, WHO Announces the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, and More

March 12th 2021

From a Louisiana-based motorcycle club holding a 57-mile ride to raise money for a fellow member with ovarian cancer to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcing an initiative to reduce global breast cancer mortality by 2.5 million by 2040, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

While Cancer is Not Fun, There is Hope Every Day

March 4th 2021

An ovarian cancer survivor shares that although she’s been frustrated and mad about a recent recurrence in her lymph nodes, she still celebrates the life that she’s been blessed with.

Educating Others With Clinical Knowledge and Personal Experience

March 1st 2021

Although a gynecologic oncologist has spent a good part of her career helping patients during their cancer journeys, she took it upon herself to take one step further to educate women on how they can advocate for themselves and potentially prevent cancer before it impacts their lives.

5 Recent Updates in the Ovarian Cancer Space

February 26th 2021

A roundup of some of the latest news and updates for patients with ovarian cancer from CURE®.

Oncologist Turned Caregiver Offers Guidance About Women's Cancers

February 25th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a gynecologic cancer expert about how her sister’s journey with ovarian cancer provided her with a different perspective that would lead to raising awareness for others.

Responses to Therapy for Ovarian and Other Women’s Cancers May Have to be Assessed Beyond Imaging and Blood Test Modalities

February 24th 2021

Two evaluations for treatment responses in women with ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal carcinoma may need to take into consideration other factors such as other existing conditions.

Remembering Loved Ones Lost to Cancer on Valentine’s Day

February 14th 2021

A cancer survivor remembers his wife who died of complications from ovarian cancer on Valentine’s Day several years ago. His advice to everyone: Holidays gradually become positive reflections of all that was good before cancer took it away.

Newly Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer? Ask for Help and Get Educated, Says One Patient

February 8th 2021

Diane Powis spent more than 10 months bouncing from one doctor to the next before finally being “blindsided by” a diagnosis of stage 3 ovarian cancer. But as her initial feelings of isolation and fear wore off, Powis soon learned that she wasn’t alone – and that help and information were out there.

Your Life Is Not Over Because of Cancer

February 6th 2021

At the moment it may be hard to realize, but your life is not over because of cancer.

How 10 Cancer Diagnosis ‘Misses’ Led One Patient to Advocate For Herself, Others

February 4th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a patient who was blindsided by her stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosis several years ago. We talk about how she spent months going from specialist to specialist before finally receiving her diagnosis, and why she dedicates much of her time to advocating for others.

Oral Contraceptives May Reduce Endometrial, Ovarian Cancer Risk Decades After Stopping Use

January 22nd 2021

Women who reported using oral contraceptives had a decreased risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer, compared to those who never used the hormone medications. The data also indicated the association extended up to three decades after patients stopped using the contraceptives.

Celebrating A ‘Cancerversary’ In A COVID-19 World

January 16th 2021

It’s okay for me to not feel like celebrating my 5-year cancerversary in a world that is upside down and backward because of COVID-19. Yes, I’m grateful and blessed, but I’m not bullet-proof. I’m human. I don’t have to feel guilty. None of us do.