• ovary
  • Thus when oncologists diagnose ovarian cancer, they often find massive invasive tumours on the surface of the ovary (usually the tumor does not invade the ovary). (blogspot.com)
  • When these women were closely evaluated, it was found that they had early cancerous growths, and these early growths were in the fallopian tube, not on the surface of the ovary. (blogspot.com)
  • Rarely, it may cause the ovary to twist around the ovarian ligament and can cut off the blood flow to the ovary. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are several types of Ovarian cancer: Ovarian epithelial cancer forms in the tissue that covers the ovary. (dmoztools.net)
  • Ovarian germ cell tumor forms in the germ (egg) cells of the ovary. (dmoztools.net)
  • A multicenter clinical trial, internationally known as MIMOSA (Monoclonal antibody Immunotherapy for Malignancies of the Ovary by Subcutaneous Abagovomab), in which Abagovomab will be administered as maintenance therapy (after first line therapy with surgery and chemotherapy), is ongoing in patients with ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • type of ovarian
  • A Corpus luteum cyst is a type of ovarian cyst which may rupture about the time of menstruation, and take up to three months to disappear entirely. (wikipedia.org)
  • sonography
  • One of the problems with sonography of the early pregnancy is the inability to clearly determine if the gestation sac is intrauterine or extrauterine (ectopic) in nature. (obgyn.net)
  • tumors
  • One way that MUC16 helps the growth of tumors is by suppressing the response of natural killer cells, thereby protecting cancer cells from the immune response. (wikipedia.org)
  • serum
  • Monitoring CA-125 blood serum levels is also useful for determining how ovarian cancer is responding to treatment (with the duration of disease-free survival correlating with the rate of fall of CA-125) and for predicting a patient's prognosis after treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Together with Dirk Bauerschlag and Garret Hampton, he identified additional markers suitable as serum markers for early detection of ovarian cancer subgroups. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may help point to a new method for women at risk. (healthcanal.com)
  • Identification of measures to improve the quality of life for women at increased risk for developing the disease and for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer [ Time Frame: Outcomes will be assessed at the completion of the study. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Questionnaires designed to assess quality of life for women at increased risk of ovarian cancer will be administered to the subjects. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Want to tackle the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women? (yourmedicalsource.com)
  • It is a relatively rare cancer, causing about 3 percent of all cancers in women. (yourmedicalsource.com)
  • In 2012, 22,280 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 15,500 women died from the condition - a mortality rate of 70 percent. (yourmedicalsource.com)
  • More than 70 percent of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, at which point the survival rate is only 20 percent to 30 percent. (yourmedicalsource.com)
  • However, not all women are screened for ovarian cancer - nor should they be, according to experts. (yourmedicalsource.com)
  • It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women, with an estimated 21,550 new cases and 14,600 deaths in 2009. (unm.edu)
  • A "symptom index" was considered positive if patients had experienced pelvic or abdominal pain, bloating, or feeling full at least daily for at least once a week, with onset during the year prior to cancer diagnosis (or prior to a reference date for women without cancer). (unm.edu)
  • In the general population, if all women who met the symptom criteria were evaluated for ovarian cancer, an estimated 1 out of 100 would be found to have ovarian cancer. (unm.edu)
  • However, to truly affect the cure of ovarian cancer, we need better diagnostic tools for asymptomatic women. (unm.edu)
  • Conclusions This study provides insights into sources of variation in ovarian cancer early detection markers in healthy women and informs about the utility of individualizing marker cutpoints based on epidemiologic factors. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological malignancies and represents the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. (justia.com)
  • The team's findings may change how pathologists examine fallopian tubes after surgical removal, with a new emphasis on the fimbria to measure the incidence of precursors and early cancers among women who carry BRCA mutations. (blogspot.com)
  • About one in every seventy women will get ovarian cancer in their lifetime. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • We developed a protocol around 2005 for examining the fallopian tubes of women to see if we could identify the origins of ovarian cancer. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • We then applied the same technique, or the same protocol to women who came in with symptomatic cancer. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • Retrospective epidemiologic studies of women who've had their fallopian tubes removed by themselves -- in other words they do studies where they find populations where this is done -- have shown about a 50 percent reduction in ovarian cancer risk. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • So we continue to do studies to carefully examine the ovaries and the fallopian tubes in women who've got these cancers looking for other sources of tumor origin. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • Women with Chronic Inflammatory Disease are at a Higher Risk for Premature Ovarian Failure and Early Menopause. (obgyn.net)
  • Specifically, they found significantly higher positive sera in women with premature ovarian failure and ovulatory dysfunction as compared to normal sera. (obgyn.net)
  • In women of reproductive age cysts with a diameter of less than 5 cm are common, clinically inconsequential, and almost always a physiological condition rather than a cancer or other disease condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is consensus that women with only average risk for ovarian cancer should not be screened with this procedure for cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • A review in 2015 came to the conclusion that SIS is highly sensitive in the detection of intrauterine abnormalities in subfertile women, comparable to hysteroscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Support - WOCA works to support Wisconsin women and their families in their battle against ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is an advocacy organization for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the organization advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. (wikipedia.org)
  • The two events inspired these leaders to form the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance to fight for the interests of women with ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Until an early detection test is developed, the best way to save lives is to educate women and their health care providers about the warning signs of ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even with this technology, the American Cancer Society still estimates that within the U.S., about 12,820 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed and 4,210 women will die of cervical cancer by the end of 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite an overall decline in incidence and mortality rates from cervical cancer for women across the United States, significant disparities have been documented amongst racial and ethnic minorities and socioeconomically marginalized populations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the United States, Hispanic women have the highest incidence of cervical cancer, and African Americans have the highest mortality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nine hundred women in whom the ovarian tumour was removed by surgery and standard chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin can be enrolled in the MIMOSA study, involving eight countries throughout the world (Germany, United States, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary and Belgium) in more than 120 experienced clinical sites. (wikipedia.org)
  • serous
  • With these findings Meinhold-Heerlein contributed to the contemporary understanding of serous ovarian cancer in discriminating two significant types: low grade versus high grade. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers
  • In 2013, researchers from several institutions, including Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Ovarian Cancer Research Center, and Yale School of Medicine/Yale Cancer Center, combined their efforts as members of The Tina Brozman Ovarian Cancer Research Consortium, the only nongovernmental consortium devoted to ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • When ovarian cancer has not spread beyond the ovaries (stage I), up to 90% of patients can be cured with currently available surgery and chemotherapy . (clicktocurecancer.info)
  • At present, only 25% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed in stage I. Detection of a larger fraction of patients in stage I might impact favorably on survival. (clicktocurecancer.info)
  • Early detection of recurrence or progression disease in patients with ovarian cancer after primary debulking surgery. (minervamedica.it)
  • Cancer patients often turn to alternative treatments to improve their quality of life. (womenhealthzone.com)
  • Temporal microRNA dynamics: A complication with designing and developing tumour suppressor drugs for cancer patients is that the molecular environment within and around the tumour does not seem to be constant throughout the process of tumour development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Legislation that improves quality of life and access to care for cancer patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abagovomab is currently under clinical development in patients with advanced ovarian cancer, as consolidation of the remission status obtained following surgery and standard platinum and taxane first line chemotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a Phase II study on 119 patients with advanced ovarian cancer in which the standard therapies had already been ineffective, treatment with abagovomab led to a prolongation of survival time (23.4 months compared to 4.9 months) in those patients who responded to the vaccination, i.e. those in whom the formation of antibodies against the tumour was proven (almost 70% of patients). (wikipedia.org)
  • cervical
  • Since the development of the Papanicolou smear or Pap smear in 1941, cervical cancer has been highly preventable. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV) is consistently present in almost all cervical cancer cases across the world and is the main etiologic factor in cervical cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • markers
  • Methods We evaluated cross-sectional relationships between lifestyle and reproductive factors and these markers among controls (n = 1910) from a nested case-control study in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). (cam.ac.uk)
  • survivors
  • After her treatment, Sagan assembled family, friends, medical professionals and fellow survivors to launch the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (WOCA). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance's Annual Conference offers advocacy workshops to help train survivors, family, and friends to participate in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. (wikipedia.org)
  • On Advocacy Day, survivors meet one-on-one with elected officials to share their personal stories as well as ask for support on a number of federal efforts that are essential to conquering ovarian cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Obstetrics
  • He is currently deputy director of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen as well as head of the gynaecological cancer centre and the endometriosis centre of the University Hospital RWTH Aachen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research
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  • The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute (P50 CA83639) and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. (healthcanal.com)
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. (aacrjournals.org)
  • At the Working Dog Center, she runs the research side of the center, including work on scent detection and development. (eventbrite.com)
  • The research that we're particularly interested in as pathologists is to really try to understand where all of these high grade cancers come from. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • From 1999 to 2001 he worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Burnham Institute / La Jolla Cancer Research Center, San Diego, USA. (wikipedia.org)
  • After returning to Germany, Meinhold-Heerlein continued his research at the University of Kiel with funding from the Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid). (wikipedia.org)
  • He completed research training as CRC (now Cancer Research UK) McElwain Fellow at Cambridge University (1990-94) and as a Medical Research Council Fellow (1990-91) at Duke University, NC USA and was awarded a Medical Doctorate (MD) from the University of London in 1991. (wikipedia.org)
  • To fund his research, in 1984 he founded The Eve Appeal (first called the Gynaecology Cancer Research Fund), a charity whose aim is to raise funds for research in gynaecologic oncology. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1990-91 he received a fellowship from the Medical Research Council to research cancer genetics at Duke University, followed by a Cambridge Regional College fellowship in 1992-94. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was promoted to professor of gynaecological cancer at the Queen Mary University of London in 1999 and rose to the position of associate research dean before joining University College London in 2004 as the head of the gynaecologic oncology research department. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was founded in May 2001 to bring attention to ovarian cancer, as well as provide education, encourage advocacy and garner support for research and an eventual cure. (wikipedia.org)
  • She wanted to start a Wisconsin organization that would provide education, encourage advocacy, and generate support for ovarian cancer research and awareness. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1997, the leaders of ovarian cancer organizations from around the country met for the first time as the Department of Defense launched its Ovarian Cancer Research Program and the group Ovar'coming Together convened a town hall meeting. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since its inception, Tina's Wish has grown into the third largest independent funding source for ovarian cancer research in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is doing research on cancer, where he contributed to the understanding of the role of UV exposure in cancer development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Currently he is a member of the editorial board of Melanoma Research, and the European Journal of Cancer. (wikipedia.org)