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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.
Constitutive BAK/MCL1 complexes could predict sensitivity of chemotherapy drugs, research shows

Constitutive BAK/MCL1 complexes could predict sensitivity of chemotherapy drugs, research shows

Researchers reveal how cancerous tissues develop resistance to platinum-based cytotoxic drugs

Researchers reveal how cancerous tissues develop resistance to platinum-based cytotoxic drugs

Study analyzes individuals’ stance on secondary genomic findings

Study analyzes individuals’ stance on secondary genomic findings

Study on protein complex could help support cancer prevention efforts, drug development

Study on protein complex could help support cancer prevention efforts, drug development

Pushing organ-on-a-chip microdevices to new levels to improve ovarian cancer treatment

Pushing organ-on-a-chip microdevices to new levels to improve ovarian cancer treatment

Cell couriers offer clue to how cancers metastasize into secondary tumors

Cell couriers offer clue to how cancers metastasize into secondary tumors

Liver fibrosis might be treatable with selective immunotoxins

Liver fibrosis might be treatable with selective immunotoxins

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