Ovarian CancerInfo Center

No Need to Overtest
Sure, if a woman has a high risk from family history and tests positive for a mutated gene, preventive measures are good. But excessive testing may be unnecessary for everyone else.
Different Ovarian Tumor Types
Chin up, ladies. Don’t let those long and scary pathology words get you down. The type of cell found in an ovarian tumor doesn’t necessarily predict the outcome.
Diabetes Drug Battles Ovarian Cancer?
How exactly a diabetes drug helps ovarian cancer patients is still unknown, but the success rate is very encouraging. Further studies are needed to see if metformin should be made part of standard treatment.
Light On The Ovarian Cancer Horizon
Sometimes we report on the biology of cancer – the genetic changes that are involved in the development and growth of tumors. Why is this important? Because the more science knows, the more opportunities there are for new and better treatments.
Bigger Hospital, Better Odds
Experience and preparedness are key elements to successful health care. Busy hospital staff may have full hands, but they’re also well equipped to handle any medical surprises.
Diabetes Rx Has Future In Managing Ovarian Cancer
The cheap and effective drug that lowers blood sugar in type II diabetics may be a new weapon against breast, colon, prostate and other cancers. Growing evidence suggests metformin may also be helpful in managing ovarian cancer.
Squeezably Soft Tumors
With high-tech biomedical probes, the future of ovarian cancer detection may be greatly simplified. A recent study tested whether a special probe could detect ovarian cancer cells based on tissue samples.
New Generation of Ovarian Cancer Drugs?
Ovarian cancer tends to respond to treatment initially. Then the disease becomes resistant to the drugs being used and returns. A new type of drug currently being studied may change this lethal trend.
Three-Question Screen For Ovarian Cancer
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are several symptoms that all women need to be aware of. Ask yourself about certain symptoms, and see your doctor if you need to.
Is Breast Cancer Linked To Ovarian Cancer?
New research into the genetic make-up of breast cancer has confirmed some things about the disease and offered intriguing new insights – and opportunities. This knowledge could well lead to new drug therapies.