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.

Young early stage ovarian cancer patients can preserve fertility
Aug 11 09


Women often opt to surgically remove their breasts, ovaries to reduce cancer risk
Aug 06 09


Nanoparticle-Delivered “Suicide” Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth
Jul 31 09


Nanotech gene therapy kills ovarian cancer in mice
Jul 31 09


Early periods may reduce ovarian cancer survival
Jul 27 09


Hormone Therapy Use Linked With Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Jul 15 09


New technique could sustain cancer patients’ fertility
Jul 14 09


2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer
Jul 09 09


Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer
Jul 08 09


Why are African Americans less Likely to Survive Certain Cancers?
Jul 08 09


First baby is born after a new technique -Ovarian transplantation
Jun 29 09


Ovarian transplantation: New technique gives greatly improved results in this delicate operation
Jun 29 09


Platypus Link to Ovarian Cancer
Jun 26 09


Plant-based flavonoid may cut ovarian cancer risk
Apr 23 09


Addition of dasatinib to standard chemo cocktail may enhance effect in certain ovarian cancers
Apr 20 09


Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Catching Early Disease
Apr 02 09


Screening misses early ovarian cancer
Apr 01 09


Ovulation induction linked with cancer risk
Feb 25 09


Angiogenesis Linked to Poor Survival in Patients with Rare Type of Ovarian Cancer
Feb 05 09


Stem Cells Could be Used for Personalized Cancer Treatment
Jan 15 09


Obesity may raise risk of ovarian cancer
Jan 14 09


Possible way to treat ovarian cancer reported
Dec 16 08


Ovarian cancer subtypes are different diseases: Implications for biomarker studies
Dec 02 08


Study unmasks how ovarian tumors evade immune system
Dec 01 08


New platinum-phosphate compounds kill ovarian cancer cells
Nov 19 08


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