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.

Avastin delays progression of ovarian cancer
Jun 02 12


UCI study finds racial, economic disparities in ovarian cancer care, survival
May 08 12


DNA repair pathway score for predicting chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer patients
Apr 16 12


DNA Repair Genes May Predict Ovarian Cancer Survival
Apr 14 12


Researchers identify genes that may help in ovarian cancer diagnosis and prognosis
Apr 09 12


Higher BMI Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
Apr 07 12


Selumetinib Controlled Recurrent Low-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Apr 01 12


Combo Promising for Resistant Ovarian Cancer
Mar 29 12


Researchers find possible genetic keys to surviving epithelial ovarian cancer
Mar 06 12


Wayne State proves targeted tumor freezing therapy increases ovarian cancer survival
Feb 17 12


Study Explains High Platelets in Ovarian Cancer Patients; Survival Reduced
Feb 16 12


Researchers Find Ovarian Cancer Risk Related To Inherited Inflammation Genes
Feb 08 12


Ovarian cancer screening popular despite guidelines
Feb 07 12


Birth after cancer treatment with removal and storage of ovary
Jan 26 12


Women with Certain Type of Ovarian Cancer and BRCA Gene Mutation Have Improved Survival at 5 Years
Jan 25 12


Faulty proteins may prove significant in identifying new treatments for ovarian cancer
Jan 13 12


Tiny genetic variation can predict ovarian cancer outcome
Dec 05 11


Folate receptors may serve as a front door to ovarian cancer treatment
Oct 28 11


BRCA2 genetic mutation associated with improved survival and chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer
Oct 12 11


Ovarian cancer patients survive longer with BRCA2 mutated in tumors
Oct 12 11


New Imaging Technique Highlights Cancer During Surgery
Sep 21 11


‘Trojan Horse’ particle sneaks chemotherapy in to kill ovarian cancer cells
Sep 12 11


FDA clears biomarker test for ovarian cancer
Sep 06 11


Cancer stem cells recruit normal stem cells to fuel ovarian cancer, U-M study finds
Jul 18 11


Low dose naltrexone (LDN): Harnessing the body’s own chemistry to treat human ovarian cancer
Jul 13 11


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