Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

A collection of timely studies, quizzes and cases and the latest news in Ovarian Cancer

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Article: Seclidemstat May Improve ICI Response in Some Ovarian Cancers

Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy can unleash the immune system to fight cancer. Yet the majority of patients do not respond to ICIs. And even then, many patients relapse, undermining the promise of these therapies.

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Article: New Surgical Approach for Women at Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A new two-stage surgical approach for cancer prevention is highly acceptable among premenopausal women at high risk of ovarian cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Case: Stage IIIC high-grade serous ovarian cancer

A 54- year- old African- American woman was diagnosed with stage IIIC high- grade serous ovarian 24 months ago. After an exploratory laparot­omy resulted in successful resection of all gross disease, she received six cycles of intravenous paclitaxel/ carboplatin with a resultant clinical com­plete remission. She now presents with a rising CA- 125 (three successive monthly elevated values with the last value at 360 U/ ml). She is asymp­tomatic. A CT scan of the abdomen/ pelvis shows no evidence of recurrent disease. Which of the following would you recommend at this point?

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Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology

Download an excerpt from the Bethesda Handbook of Clinical Oncology, a comprehensive review of the management of ovarian cancer, emphasizing practical information that can be applied in everyday in fast-moving patient care situations.

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Article: Tumor Gene Test Shows Promise of Better Predicting Ovarian Cancer Survival

Survival rates among women with ovarian cancer vary greatly, making the ability to determine who potentially faces a more aggressive form of the disease challenging for oncologists. Determined to find a better way to predict ovarian cancer survival rates than stage and age, a team of researchers recently developed a tumor gene test and found that the results offered improved prediction rates.

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Chart: Understanding Ovarian Cancer

This illustrated chart on ovarian cancer is a user-friendly, downloadable handout that explains ovarian cancer in easy-to-understand language. Learn about risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and prevention strategies.

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Case: Deleterious germline BRCA1 mutation

A 40- year-old woman presents to her gynecologist because her sister, aged 42, was recently diagnosed with serous ovarian carcinoma and she was found to carry a deleterious germline BRCA1 mutation. The patient reports a strong family history of both breast and ovarian cancer, also including her mother (breast cancer). Testing reveals that she also carries the deleterious BRCA1 mutation. She has completed child-bearing. Which of the following would you recommend?

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