News tagged with gynecological cancers

Drug can delay ovarian cancer relapses: study

A drug already approved for treating kidney cancer was successful at delaying the return of advanced ovarian cancer by an average of nearly six months, a clinical study released Saturday found.

Jun 01, 2013
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Pretesting cervical tumors could inform treatment

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that testing cervical tumors before treatment for vulnerability to chemotherapy predicts whether patients will ...

May 31, 2013
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Chemoresponse assay helps boost ovarian cancer survival

This spring, a team of researchers has released results from an eight-year study that shows improved survival rates for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer who undergo cancer tumor testing to determine the best treatment.

Apr 25, 2013
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Survived cancer? Now look out for cardiovascular risks

Many people survive their cancers, but end up dying of cardiovascular disease (CVD). New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds that CVD risk factors may be overlooked during survivorship care.

Apr 16, 2013
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Targeted toxin active in platinum-resistant ovarian cancers

A new antibody-guided drug has shown promising activity in a phase I trial involving ovarian cancer patients with platinum drug-resistant disease, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will report today at the annual ...

Apr 06, 2013
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New DNA sequences hone in on breast, ovarian cancer risk

Researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center have identified new DNA sequences associated with breast cancer—the most common cancer among women, with an average risk of developing the disease of 10 percent—and ovarian cancer, ...

Mar 27, 2013
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New chemo drug gentler on fertility, tougher on cancer

A new gentler chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles has been designed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists to be less toxic to a young woman's fertility but extra tough on cancer. This is the first cancer drug tested ...

Mar 22, 2013
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SOG: Intraperitoneal chemo ups ovarian cancer survival

(HealthDay)—Intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy is associated with improved survival in advanced ovarian cancer compared with standard intravenous (IV) therapy, according to a study presented at the Society ...

Mar 12, 2013
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