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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.

Hormones Gone Mad in a Rare Type of Ovarian Cancer

September 3rd 2019

A rare type of ovarian tumor can raise testosterone levels, causing women to develop male characteristics. The main treatments: surgery and chemotherapy.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

September 3rd 2019

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s a round-up of the latest news and updates in this disease space.

Friday Frontline: Cancer Updates, Research and Education on August 30, 2019

August 30th 2019

From a return to work for Alex Trebek to a personalized Backstreet Boys concert, here’s what is making headlines in the cancer space this week.

USPSTF Recommendation Expands Cancer Screening Pool, Concerns Still Remain

August 27th 2019

The US Preventive Services Task Force now recommends for genetic counseling and testing for survivors of certain cancer types, but many at high-risk for the disease are left off the list.

Ovarian Cancer Drug Offers Patients Hope - and a Longer Life

August 21st 2019

In a new study, Zejula (niraparib) has been shown to prolong life for patients with ovarian cancer who have already undergone four or more rounds of chemotherapy.

Lymphadenectomy in Ovarian Cancer: The Case for Staying in Place

August 19th 2019

Removing lymph nodes that appear unaffected by ovarian cancer won’t help and might hurt.

Study Asks: Are Women Missing Out on BRCA Testing?

August 13th 2019

A recent study found that only a quarter of women with breast cancer and a third of women with ovarian cancer had undergone genetic testing. Memorial Sloan Kettering experts say these numbers are surprisingly low.

Teaching Positivity: An Oncology Nurse Helps a Patient Embrace the Good

July 31st 2019

One survivor shares how the support of the Cancer Institute at St. Francis and oncology nurse Rose Francucci helped her embrace her cancer journey with positivity.

My Survival Garden: Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

July 30th 2019

While recovering from ovarian cancer and chemotherapy, I got it into my head that I needed a garden space. My garden represents not only my physical labor, but also my focus, which is on the future.

Sharing Cancer Stories Is a Meaningful Way to Raise Awareness

July 18th 2019

By going public with the details of their cancer journeys, patients and survivors can pave the way for understanding and support.

Limited Cancer-Related Fatigue Regression Highlights Need for Intervention

July 9th 2019

While half of women with gynecologic cancer reported experiencing significant fatigue during treatment, only 8% of survivors had symptoms regress without intervention.

FDA Grants Priority Review to Zejula for Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer

June 25th 2019

The FDA has granted a priority review designation to a supplemental biologics license application for Zejula for the treatment of certain patients with advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.

'Out of the Blue' Diagnosis Linked to a Family History of Cancer Now Empowers Others

June 12th 2019

Sue Friedman, founder and executive director of FORCE, discussed how a breast cancer diagnosis at age 33 and a family history of cancer led to the creation of Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.

Choosing Sides: Treatment Decisions for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Must Consider Side Effects

May 30th 2019

Patients with ovarian cancer who experience disease recurrences can have potentially helpful options from a large array of drugs, each of which can bring on side effects. Luckily, doctors have a variety of ways to relieve or prevent these discomforts. At the same time, scientists are working to develop new treatments that may be both efficacious and easier for patients to tolerate.

A Calming Spirit

May 27th 2019

A essay nominating Kimberly Spina, B.S.N., RN for CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award, written by Stephanie Fraser, M.S.W., of The University of Vermont Cancer Center.

Despite Her Unique 'Previvorship' Experience, One Woman Shares Universal Truths

May 22nd 2019

"We hope that this array of articles, while offering comprehensive information about cutting-edge treatments, will also serve as a reminder of the shared experience of those in the cancer community and the sense of connection it can bring," said Chairman and CEO, Mike Hennessy, Sr.

Shannon Miller: Stop and Smell the Roses

May 17th 2019

The seven-time Olympic medalist found strength in her competitive spirit through cancer.

My Marathon: Don't Let a Wall Stop You, Keep Running!

May 10th 2019

I’m running this marathon to win it. I want to say don’t let a wall stop you; keep running, keep fighting!

A Letter to My Newly Diagnosed Self

May 8th 2019

A second ovarian cancer recurrence in three years prompted this review of lessons learned. If I could go back three and a half years and give advice to my newly diagnosed self, what would I say?

Social Media Posts Identify Needs, Concerns of Patients with Ovarian Cancer

April 18th 2019

Patients with ovarian cancer tend to underreport their most challenging symptoms; however, an analysis of their online comments could give health care providers insight into how to help.

Female Cancer Survivors Need Targeted Dietary Interventions to Promote Healthy Lifestyle

April 14th 2019

Despite increased physical activity, nutritional intake behavior among female cancer survivors did not improve with an exercise intervention program, according to a randomized-controlled trial.

Ovarian Cancer Treatments 'Coming Down the Pike' Create Resurgence for Patients

April 12th 2019

An expert discusses the exciting new developments extending survival in the evolving ovarian cancer treatment space.

'Connection is Key' in Conversations Between Parents and Children About Ovarian Cancer

April 10th 2019

A young advocate emphasizes the importance of communication between parents and their children about an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

More Research is Needed to Prevent Late-Stage Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

April 8th 2019

A gynecologic-oncology clinical nurse specialist and one of this year’s CURE Ovarian Cancer Heroes discussed the lack of resources for patients with ovarian cancer and the need for more research.

New Issue Alert: CURE Women's Cancers

April 4th 2019

We've got a sneak peek at what’s inside CURE®'s Women’s Cancers issue.

Under the Spotlight: Patients Speak Up About Gynecologic Cancer Side Effects

April 3rd 2019

Patients speak up on the rarely discussed side effects of gynecologic cancers.

Ovarian Cancer's New Identity: A Chronic Disease

April 1st 2019

Women with this disease are living longer, despite common recurrence.

Cracking the Wall of Silence

March 31st 2019

An endometrial cancer survivor runs to raise awareness for a disease many don’t want to talk about.

The Gray Area: Women's Cancer Uncertainties

March 30th 2019

Cancer isn’t black and white, nor is it predictable. A diagnosis and the subsequent treatment of the many varieties of this complex disease can be challenging because of gray areas and uncertainties.

Scott Foley: We Are All Fragile

March 29th 2019

The “Whiskey Cavalier” actor opens up about caregiving for his mother following her ovarian cancer diagnosis.