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.

CA-125 change over time shows promise as screening tool for early detection of ovarian cancer
Aug 26 13


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


Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues
Jul 17 13


Screening detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells
Apr 23 13


Identified as responsible for breast and ovarian hereditary cancer three BRCA1 mutations
Apr 18 13


Immune Therapy Offers Hope in Ovarian Cancer
Apr 10 13


5 genetic variations increase risk of ovarian cancer
Mar 27 13


Researchers discover breakthrough in ovarian cancer
Feb 15 13


Study drug is first to help patients with recurrent low-grade ovarian cancer
Feb 09 13


Two-Step Immunotherapy Attacks Advanced Ovarian Cancer, Penn Medicine Researchers Report
Feb 01 13


Preclinical study identifies ‘master’ proto-oncogene that regulates ovarian cancer metastasis
Jan 30 13


Study Shows High Blood Calcium Levels May Indicate Ovarian Cancer
Jan 24 13


Johns Hopkins scientists use Pap test fluid to detect ovarian, endometrial cancers
Jan 10 13


Ovarian cancer stem cell study puts targeted therapies within reach
Jan 07 13


Many have ovary surgery even with negative gene test
Dec 18 12


Mayo study: Common diabetes drug may treat ovarian cancer
Dec 03 12


Ovarian Cancer Patients Have Lower Mortality Rates When Treated at High-Volume Hospitals
Nov 08 12


Squeezing Ovarian Cancer Cells to Predict Metastatic Potential
Oct 10 12


Discovery leads to new hope against ovarian cancer
Oct 03 12


Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Find Possible Molecular Key to Regulation of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells
Sep 26 12


Study finds similarities between ovary, breast cancers
Sep 26 12


Ovarian Cancer Screening: Simple Two-Minute Questionnaire That Checks for Six Warning Signs May Lead to Better Early Detection
Sep 23 12


Simple ovarian cancer symptom survey that checks for 6 warning signs may improve early detection
Sep 21 12


Drug cocktail boosts ovarian cancer survival time
Jun 03 12


What raises a woman’s chance of getting ovarian cancer?
Jun 02 12

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