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Risk-reducing Oophorectomy is Risky, Study Shows

By: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Date: October 12, 2016
A Mayo Clinic research team has found evidence suggesting that premenopausal women who are not at high risk of ovarian cancer should not have their ovaries removed for the purpose of cancer prevention. Premature removal of the ovaries can lead to a higher risk of anywhere from 8 to 18 chronic health conditions including coronary […]

Niraparib Significantly Improves Outcome of Ovarian Cancer Patients

By: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Date: October 12, 2016
(October 11, 2016)  According to research published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine, the PARP inhibitor niraparib improves progression free survival in recurrent, platinum-sensitive women both with and without germline BRCA mutations. In a randomized, double-blind, phase III trial of over 550 women both with and without germline BRCA mutations, researchers found […]

Low Volume Surgeons Lead to Poorer Outcomes

By: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Date: October 6, 2016
(October 5, 2016) A new analysis published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology determined the impact of gynecologic surgeon volumes on patient outcomes. Reviewing fourteen studies that involved over 700,000 women, the researchers found that low-volume surgeons (categorized as those performing the procedure approximately once a month or less) were found to have […]

#30DaysofTeal: Day 30

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Our #30DaysofTeal campaign spotlighted education and awareness facts about ovarian cancer. You, this amazing and strong community helped us educate 2.5 MILLION people about ovarian cancer throughout September. But awareness doesn’t stop today. Follow us year-round for the latest updates on research, advocacy and news about ovarian cancer. Today’s #30DaysofTeal sponsored by AstraZeneca US Community […] The post #30DaysofTeal: Day 30 appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

#30DaysofTeal: Day 29

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Over 30,000 women and caregivers have found friends, support, strength and community on OCRFA’s Ovarian Cancer Community on Inspire.  If you haven’t signed up yet, visit today to meet your online community. This #30DaysofTeal proudly sponsored by Astrazeneca The post #30DaysofTeal: Day 29 appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Turn Up the Heat Tickets Now Available

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Tickets are now available for the 2017 Turn Up the Heat! Gala in Washington DC. Turn Up the Heat features food from the top female chefs in DC and the surrounding area! Join us on February 22nd for a night full of delicious food and great company. Get your tickets at www.turnuptheheatgala.org The post Turn Up the Heat Tickets Now Available appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

#30DaysofTeal: Day 28

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Have you seen our State Report Card, “50 States of Teal”? “50 States of Teal” revealed an overall trend: where a woman lives has a significant impact on her healthcare. Visit www.50statesofteal.org to read the report and see how your state scored. Plus find ways to take action at home. A woman’s healthcare shouldn’t be […] The post #30DaysofTeal: Day 28 appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

#30DaysofTeal: Day 26

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Family history also contributes to a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer. Women who have one first-degree relative with ovarian cancer but no known genetic mutation still have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Family history of any of the following cancers may indicate an increased risk: Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer, Colon cancer, Pancreatic cancer […] The post #30DaysofTeal: Day 26 appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

#30DaysofTeal: Day 27

By: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Source: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Date: October 5, 2016
Meet a Researcher: We had the chance to interview Dr. Hui Shen, a 2016 Liz Tilberis Early Career Award grantee to get to know her! Read our interview here. OCRFA: Tell us about yourself. Dr. Hui Shen: My name is Hui Shen. I am originally from China, and had lived in Hong Kong and Los […] The post #30DaysofTeal: Day 27 appeared first on Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

OCRFA Research Shows Drugs Help Anti-tumor Immunity

By: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Source: Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Date: October 5, 2016
A team of researchers, including senior author and former OCRFA grantee Rugang Zhang, PhD, have been studying the relationship between PD-1 and PD-L1, a protein and an accompanying molecule, and t-cells, which are a body’s natural defense against tumor growth. PD-L1 can be found on both cancer cells and healthy cells but, when it works […]

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