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.

Project Achilles Pinpoints Vulnerabilities in Ovarian Cancer
Jul 12 11


The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis
Jun 30 11


Roche upbeat on Avastin in ovarian cancer
May 26 11


Finding ovarian cancer fast may not help survival
May 05 11


Motor protein may offer promise in ovarian cancer treatment
Apr 26 11


OHSU Primate Center’s Ovarian Cancer Finding May be a “Win-Win” for At-Risk Women Who Wish to Have a Family
Apr 07 11


GPs take more than a month to record ovarian cancer diagnosis in one in 10 cases
Feb 24 11


Discovery May Lead to Turning Back the Clock on Ovarian Cancer
Feb 03 11


Electronic nose detects cancer
Dec 20 10


Ovarian cancer screening saves few lives
Dec 13 10


Biological diversity of ovarian cancer lessens value of screening
Dec 13 10


New treatment to overpower drug resistance in ovarian cancer
Nov 15 10


Avastin helps in ovarian cancer but effects fade
Oct 11 10


4 possible risk factors for ovarian cancer found
Sep 20 10


2 studies find new genetic links to ovarian cancer risk
Sep 20 10


Novel Study Using Reoviruses Against Ovarian Cancer Pushes Forward
Sep 13 10


Two gene mutations mark deadly ovarian cancer
Sep 09 10


Researchers Identify Genes Tied to Deadliest Ovarian Cancers
Sep 09 10


Late-Stage Ovarian Cancer Therapy Shows Promise in Phase I Trial
Jun 09 10


New approach to old test may detect ovarian cancer
May 21 10


Processed meat linked to higher ovarian cancer risk
Apr 21 10


More study needed on vitamin D-ovarian cancer link
Mar 19 10


Dietary factors influence ovarian cancer survival rates
Mar 01 10


Proteins show promise for ovarian cancer screening
Dec 31 09


Soy may lessen risk of endometrial, ovarian cancers
Dec 06 09


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