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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.

Evening of Storytelling Speaks to Future of Cancer Research

October 9th 2018

Three storytellers offered their experiences with BRCA mutation at a Basser Center for BRCA event in New York City.

Knowing Your Hereditary Risk

October 1st 2018

In this special edition of the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, we kick off National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and Previvor Day.

Hope Remains for Immunotherapy in Ovarian Cancer

September 26th 2018

Although immunotherapy’s use in ovarian cancer lags other cancer types, Matthew Powell, M.D., believes there is still promise for checkpoint blockades in this field, likely in combination with other agents.

The Cost of Ovarian Cancer Prevention

September 24th 2018

Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer condition which significantly increases my chances of developing early-onset cancer.

To Test or Not To Test: A Thorny Question in Ovarian Cancer Maintenance

September 18th 2018

Researchers disagree on whether or not to monitor ovarian cancer survivors with frequent CA-125 tests. But this patient would rather have more information than less.

A Word from Patrick Dempsey During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 14th 2018

Patrick Dempsey discusses National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

What Saved Me Years After My Hysterectomy

September 10th 2018

Life after a hysterectomy is one of the many challenges I have had to overcome.

'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.