Ovarian Cancer News

What are the ovaries?

Women have two ovaries, one on either side of the womb (uterus) in the pelvic area (lower abdomen). Ovaries are small and round, each about the size of a walnut. The ovaries make eggs. In fertile women, each month an egg (ovum) is released from one of the ovaries.

What is Ovarian cancer?

The term "ovarian cancer" includes several different types of cancer that all arise from cells of the ovary. Most commonly, tumors arise from the epithelium, or lining cells, of the ovary. These include epithelial ovarian (from the cells on the surface of the ovary), fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal (the lining inside the abdomen that coats many abdominal structures) cancer. These are all considered to be one disease process. There is also an entity called borderline ovarian tumors that have the microscopic appearance of a cancer, but tend not to spread much.

However, there are also less common forms of ovarian cancer that come from within the ovary itself, including germ cell tumors and sex cord-stromal tumors. All of these diseases will be discussed, as well as their treatment.

Anti-tumor immunity identified with new ovarian cancer treatment strategy
Sep 27 16


Stopping ovarian cancer in its tracks: An antibody may help patients heal themselves
Dec 01 15


Researchers find experimental drug can help fight debilitating side effect of ovarian cancer
Nov 17 15


Experimental drug combined with standard chemo may shrink ovarian cancers
Jul 01 15


Scientists find genetic variants key to understanding origins of ovarian cancer
Jun 15 15


Study seeks earlier ovarian cancer detection
Apr 20 15


Ovarian cancer: Genetic testing should be accessible to all women with the disease
Apr 15 15


Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries Removed to Prevent Cancer
Mar 26 15


New therapeutic strategy discovered for ovarian cancer
Feb 16 15


Sparing hope for the future: Preserving fertility in cancer patients
Feb 03 15


New method shrinks metastatic ovarian cancer and reduces chemotherapy dose
Feb 02 15


More patients with ovarian cancer are receiving chemotherapy before surgery
May 30 14


Ovarian cancer cells are more aggressive on soft tissues
May 08 14


Glutamine ratio is key ovarian cancer indicator
May 05 14


Researchers identify potential new strategy to treat ovarian cancer
Apr 28 14


TGen-led study discovers genetic cause of rare type of ovarian cancer
Mar 23 14


Study proposes new ovarian cancer targets
Mar 13 14


Targeted way to treat ovarian cancer discovered
Feb 19 14


Researchers at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center discover ovarian cancer biomarker
Jan 08 14


Research backs risk-reduction surgery for ovarian cancer
Dec 17 13


Surviving Ovarian Cancer: Rutgers Scientists Attack Drug Resistant Cancer Cells
Dec 09 13


Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer
Oct 17 13


Targeted treatment plus chemotherapy could benefit women with ovarian cancer
Oct 12 13


Ovarian cancer screening ‘has potential’
Aug 28 13


New screening strategy may catch ovarian cancer at early stages
Aug 26 13


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