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.

Protein compels ovarian cancer cells to cannibalize themselves
Nov 17 08


Commercial Sale of Ovarian Cancer Test Deemed Illegal by FDA
Oct 09 08


Vascular marker of ovarian cancer identified
Sep 23 08


Ovarian cancer drug trial reveals promising new treatment
Sep 15 08


Analgesic drugs don’t reduce ovarian cancer risk
Jul 17 08


TG2 identified as potential therapeutic target in chemo-resistant ovarian cancer
Jul 15 08


Symptom screening plus a simple blood test improves early detection of ovarian cancer
Jun 23 08


PET/CT scan could be valuable noninvasive tool for determining stages of ovarian cancer
Jun 16 08


New Antibody Offers Hope for Treating Ovarian, Breast Cancer
May 23 08


Correlation Between ChemoFx Assay and Improved Survival in Patients with Ovarian Cancer
May 20 08


New Treatment Implications for Ovarian Cancer Unveiled
May 16 08


Study Provides Clues to Prevent Spread of Ovarian Cancer
Mar 14 08


Researchers Identify and Shut Down Protein that Fuels Ovarian Cancer
Feb 27 08


Vaccine/Antibody Therapy Effective in Melanoma and Ovarian Cancer
Feb 19 08


Blood test detects ovarian cancer early
Feb 17 08


Study Reveals Why Certain Ovarian Cancers Develop Resistance to Platinum-based Chemotherapy
Feb 11 08


Birth control pill lowers ovarian cancer risk - study
Jan 29 08


Ovarian cancer risk not affected by alcohol and smoking, but reduced by caffeine
Jan 22 08


Extracellular protein sensitizes ovarian cancer cells to chemotherapy
Dec 10 07


Research Highlights Important Indicators of Early-stage Ovarian Cancer
Nov 10 07


Possible New Therapy for Patients with Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
Oct 24 07


Low-fat diet possibly linked to lower risk of ovarian cancer
Oct 10 07


Experimental Drug Boosts Survival Time For Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Sep 28 07


Ovarian Cancer: the Not-so-silent Killer
Sep 11 07


Survivors of Rare Ovarian Cancer Retain Fertility, Have Positive Relationships
Jun 30 07


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