New subtypes identified in difficult-to-treat ovarian cancer

Every year, approximately 400 women die of ovarian cancer in Finland, while the corresponding figure for Europe overall is more than 40,000. Ovarian cancer is a genetically very heterogeneous disease, which makes it exceptionally ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study links obesity with dampened immune detection of oral cancers

A team from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and School of Dentistry, led by Yu Leo Lei, D.D.S., Ph.D., have identified a mechanism in mice for how obesity affects some oral cancers' ability to escape from the ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study highlights racial disparities in ovarian cancer risk for women

A new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology investigated how endometriosis, uterine leiomyomas (also known as fibroids) and a common intervention for these conditions—hysterectomy—changed ...

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