Ovarian cancer

Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Ovary removal aids high-risk women but at what age

WASHINGTON (AP) — For women who carry a notorious cancer gene, surgery to remove healthy ovaries is one of the most protective steps they can take. New research suggests some may benefit most from having […]

02/24/2014

Emily Lomeli (Photo credit: BelieveIn17.org)

10-year-old cancer patient organizes toy drive for other kids in hospital

A 10-year-old cancer patient Thursday delivered donated toys to children in the pediatric unit at the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, reports CBS Los Angeles.  Emily Lomeli was recently diagnosed with immature ovarian teratoma, a […]

12/20/2013

Jonathan Ball, right, introduces Marta Drexler, an ovarian cancer patient, to McBaine who is in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory […]

08/09/2013

Actor Brad Pitt (AP Photo)

Pitt says it was important for Jolie to go public

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt says it was important for his partner, Angelina Jolie, to share her story about having her breasts removed to avoid cancer “and that others would understand it doesn’t have […]

05/15/2013

Actress Angelina Jolie (AP Photo)

Jolie admired for bravery in mastectomy revelation

NEW YORK (AP) — “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” Angelina Jolie wrote in a powerful op-ed article Tuesday, explaining her decision to go public with having her breasts removed to […]

05/14/2013

Scientist using digital microscope (AP Photo)

Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say DNA testing has uncovered dozens of genetic markers tied to breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. The international effort detailed today involved more than 100 institutions and testing of 200,000 people.

03/27/2013

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