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Commonly known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer leads to approximately 15,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Approximately 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with the majority in patients diagnosed with late stage disease where the cancer has spread beyond the ovary. The prognosis is poor in these patients, leading to the high mortality from this disease. A diagnostic test is needed that can provide adequate predictive value to stratify patients with a pelvic mass into high risk of invasive ovarian cancer versus those with low risk, as well as a screening test for the diagnosis of early-stage ovarian cancer, which is essential for improving overall survival in patients. Ovarian cancer has up to a 90% cure rate following surgery and/or chemotherapy if detected in stage 1.
Scientists unravel the proteins that trigger some cancerous tumors

Scientists unravel the proteins that trigger some cancerous tumors

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Breast cancer survivors have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals

Breast cancer survivors have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals

Modified immune cells can ruthlessly kill cancerous tumors

Modified immune cells can ruthlessly kill cancerous tumors

Study identifies multiple genes that are frequently mutated in uterine leiomyosarcomas

Study identifies multiple genes that are frequently mutated in uterine leiomyosarcomas

Study advances CAR T cell therapy targeted at cancer

Study advances CAR T cell therapy targeted at cancer

A functional test to measure the effect of inherited gene variants in breast and ovarian cancer

A functional test to measure the effect of inherited gene variants in breast and ovarian cancer

Study defines the most crucial genes that Increase risk of breast cancer

Study defines the most crucial genes that Increase risk of breast cancer

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Single-walled nanotubes emit delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by multistep process

Single-walled nanotubes emit delayed secondary fluorescence when triggered by multistep process

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

Study shows CRISPR/Cas9 system can effectively treat metastatic cancers

Ovarian Cancer Project Shows Promise

Ovarian Cancer Project Shows Promise

Women treated with fertility-sparing surgery for ovarian tumors could have children

Women treated with fertility-sparing surgery for ovarian tumors could have children

Study pinpoints specific genes that cause ovarian cancer

Study pinpoints specific genes that cause ovarian cancer

New tumor gene test could help predict survival of women with ovarian cancer

New tumor gene test could help predict survival of women with ovarian cancer

Organ-on-a-chip research explores link between ovarian cancer and blood cells

Organ-on-a-chip research explores link between ovarian cancer and blood cells

A novel approach to identify cancer targets using 'synthetic lethality'

A novel approach to identify cancer targets using 'synthetic lethality'

Community-based genetic screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited diseases

Community-based genetic screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited diseases

Study shows efficacy of L-Grb2 in preclinical models of ovarian and uterine cancer

Study shows efficacy of L-Grb2 in preclinical models of ovarian and uterine cancer

Researchers estimate the cost-effectiveness and health impact of BRCA testing

Researchers estimate the cost-effectiveness and health impact of BRCA testing