ovarian cancer

Cancer Vaccine to Prevent Breast, Ovarian Cancer Recurrence Could be CloseIn partnership with the several big-name cancer centers, one company has commenced clinical trials. Find out how this cancer vaccine would work.
Ovarian cancer could be next application for CAR T-cell therapyWhile CAR T-cell therapy has been proven to work for liquid—or blood—cancers, the challenge has been to apply this technology to solid tumors.
FDA approves breakthrough cancer gene test
FDA approves breakthrough cancer gene testFDA approved a new cancer biomarker test that can detect genetic mutations in 324 genes and 2 genomic signatures in tumors.
CDC issues interim guidance on congenital Zika infectionNew interim guidance from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes the need for standard screening and monitoring of infants with possible congenital Zika virus infection plus hearing screening and specific testing and evaluation in three clinical scenarios. Plus: Are at-risk women commonly tested for rectal gonorrhea, chlamydia? Also: According to a study, ovarian cancer may originate in fallopian tubes.
$417 Million Award from Lawsuit DroppedA judge tossed an award given to a woman claiming baby powder caused ovarian cancer.
Is genetic testing for cancer survivors underutilized?One study looks at whether or not women with histories of breast or ovarian cancer are receiving necessary genetic testing. Plus: Can in-office hysteroscopy reliably evaluate uterine pathology? Also, researchers say mammographic density changes should be monitored in patients undergoing hormone therapy as a possible indicator of breast cancer.
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisions
Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisionsToday there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
PARP inhibitor shows promise in ovarian cancerStudy shows Clovis Oncology’s rucaparib shows clinically meaningful impact in delaying disease recurrence in ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer: Possible advantage of high blood pressureNew research shows hypertension, diabetes influence survival of ovarian cancer patients in different ways.
IUD blamed for multiple miscarriagesA woman sues her ob/gyn claiming that 3 miscarriages occurred because of an IUD that the ob/gyn believed had been expelled shortly after implantation, but was subsequently found using abdominal x-ray. Plus more cases.