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Ovarian cancer: How your father’s genes can affect your risk

Ovarian cancer: How your father’s genes can affect your risk

Scientists studying ovarian cancer have revealed a new genetic mutation that increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer — and it can be passed to her by her father. Researchers have identified a new genetic mutation for ovarian cancer. Recently, Medical News Today covered a study that looked into whether or not all women should […]

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Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?

Should all women get screened for ovarian cancer?

A recent report from the United States Preventive Services Task Force reveals the pros and cons of ovarian cancer screening for women at an average risk of developing the condition. Most women should not get screened for ovarian cancer unless they are in a high-risk category, suggests a new review. The United States Preventive Services […]

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Huntington’s ‘super assassin’ molecule could kill cancer

Huntington’s ‘super assassin’ molecule could kill cancer

Scientists probing the reason why cancer is far less common in individuals with Huntington’s disease have revealed that the gene responsible for the fatal brain condition produces a molecule that is deadly to cancer cells. Why are people with Huntington’s disease less likely to be diagnosed with cancer? In a recent paper published in the […]

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Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

An innovative approach to cancer treatment utilizes a compound found in stinging nettles. While it’s early days, the new treatment could offer more effective and more specific cancer treatment. A compound found in stinging nettles may help in the fight against cancer. A platinum-based drug called cisplatin is often used in the fight against cancer. […]

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‘Synthetic gene circuit’ may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

‘Synthetic gene circuit’ may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy

Synthetic gene circuits that only trigger powerful, tumor-specific immune responses when they detect certain disease markers may help immunotherapies to fight cancer more effectively, according to a new study. A synthetic gene circuit has been developed that can improve the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge suggest […]

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Endometrial cancer: Potential new target for resistant tumors found

Endometrial cancer: Potential new target for resistant tumors found

There are few treatment options for women with advanced endometrial cancer, which often relapses after developing resistance to chemotherapy. Now, however, new research suggests that targeting a protein that is most abundant on cancer stem cells in endometrioid tumors may offer a way forward. Researchers in Ohio may have just found a new potential drug […]

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Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control

Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control

Laboratory tests have shown that statins, which are drugs used to control cholesterol, can kill ovarian cancer cells. But tests on human patients have yielded mixed results. Could choosing the right statin at the right dose, and excluding dietary sources of a compound that blocks the statin, be effective? The results of a new study […]

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Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads

Study sheds light on how ovarian cancer spreads

Long-term goal is to develop treatments that prevent cancer cells from attaching to new sites during metastasis. With 20,000 diagnoses each year, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer and fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. So many women die from ovarian cancer because it often goes undetected […]