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Heated Intraperitoneal Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Ups Survival Heated Intraperitoneal Chemo for Ovarian Cancer Ups Survival
A single administration of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy at the end of cytoreductive surgery improves overall survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heated abdominal chemo bath improves ovarian cancer survival
(Reuters Health) - - A heated chemotherapy organ bath circulated throughout the abdomen after surgery can significantly prolong a woman's survival with advanced ovarian cancer, according to doctors testing the new treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk Normal-tissue BRCA1 Methylation May Occur Before Birth, Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk
BRCA1 methylation in normal tissue raises the risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur before birth, according to a study from Norway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

BRCA1 Methylation Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- DNA repair gene may be nonfunctional despite'normal'test result (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

BRCA1 Promoter Methylation Tied to High - Grade Serous Ovarian CA
Elevated normal tissue BRCA1 promoter methylation associated with high - grade serous ovarian CA risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer
(American College of Physicians) Normal tissue BRCA1 methylation is associated with risk for high-grade ovarian cancer and may occur as a prenatal event. These findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

BRCA Breast Cancer Gene Doesn't Affect Survival
BRCA mutations are inherited and increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Between 45 percent and 90 percent of women with a BRCA mutation develop breast cancer, compared with about 12.5 percent of women in the general population. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First treatment approved for breast cancer with BRCA genetic mutation
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared the first treatment for patients with advanced breast cancer caused by BRCA mutations, which are genetic defects that raise the risk of malignancies. The drug, called Lynparza, already is approved for certain patients with advanced ovarian cancer associated with the same mutations. Richard Pazdur, director of the […]Related:FDA warns against giving kids cough and cold medicines with codeine or hydrocodoneNew study on abortion pill shows high success, low rate of complicationsHe was 21 and fit. He tried to push through the flu — and it killed him. (Source: Wash...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic Women No Benefit in Frozen Embryo Transfer in Nonpolycystic Women
Two new studies find no clear benefit to the use of frozen embryo transfer among women who are infertile for reasons other than polycystic ovary syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization
Researchers found using fresh or frozen embryos makes no difference for the majority of women who do not have polycystic ovary syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Tied to Better Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Tied to Better Survival in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
The adoption of neoadjuvant chemotherapy is associated with reduced mortality in women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Oophorectomy: Everything you need to know
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both of a woman ’s ovaries. Learn more about what to expect during the procedure and recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Tumor Microvessel Density as Marker for Bevacizumab Benefit Tumor Microvessel Density as Marker for Bevacizumab Benefit
What are the potential predictive and prognostic effects of these five biomarkers in patients with ovarian cancer?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Journal Article Source Type: news

Paracetamol during pregnancy may damage future fertility of female offspring
According to this review of rodent studies, published inEndocrine Connections, pregnant mothers given paracetamol had female offspring with reduced ovarian reserve.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fighting ovarian cancer as a student
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Tied to Improved Ovarian Cancer Survival
In women with advanced ovarian cancer, increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by surgery — rather than primary cytoreductive surgery — is associated with reduced mortality... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Research Finds Hysterectomy Alone Associated With Increased Long-Term Health Risks
Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new therapeutic target to fight metastasis in ovarian cancer
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) Researchers of IDIBELL - ICO have described a key cellular receptor in the processes of metastasis in ovarian cancer. The finding might lead to the use of inhibitors of this receptor as a therapeutic target in the most aggressive variants of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hysterectomy with Ovarian Conservation Tied to CV Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk particularly pronounced for women 35 and younger (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hysterectomy without ovarian removal may lead to long-term health risks: Study
Women who have hysterectomies without removal of ovaries face increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic issues, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health Risks
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues -- even if they keep their ovaries, new research suggests. " Hysterectomy is the second most common gynecologic surgery, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research finds hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study demonstrates increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) In an effort to reduce the associated increased risk of heart disease after hysterectomy, more surgeons are opting to leave a woman's ovaries intact. However, a new study shows that women (especially those aged younger than 35 years) having a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation are still at increased risk. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Serum-DNA Methylation Patterns Might Allow Early Identification of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Serum-DNA Methylation Patterns Might Allow Early Identification of Breast, Ovarian Cancer
Methylation patterns in serum DNA might allow for the early identification of disseminated breast cancer and ovarian cancer, according to two new reports from the U.K.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

CDC Confirms Persisting Racial Disparities in Cancer Survival
Survival disparities for black patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer and childhood ALL suggest a need for efforts toward improved screening and treatment adherence in this population. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: News Practice & Policy Source Type: news

Jury Awards $22M in Asbestos-Contaminated Paint Case
A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in 2016. The lawsuit claimed Booker was exposed to asbestos while working for Dexter Midland Chemical Co. and Walter N. Boysen Paint Co. The lucrative award includes $4.6 million in punitive damages, along with the initial judgement of $17.57 million for malice on the part of Vanderbilt Minerals and Imerys Talc America In...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Alameda County asbestos exposure asbestos-contaminated talc Cashmere Bouquet Colgate-Palmolive Dexter Midland Chemical Imerys Talc America mesothelioma lawsuit Richard Booker Vanderbilt Minerals Walter N. Boysen Paint Source Type: news

To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
The goal is to house patients' follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion,News Analysis Source Type: news

Vitamin D fights disease and infertility: New study finds women with PCOS have a higher success rate with vitamin D
(Natural News) Trying to conceive might sound exciting on the surface, but it can quickly turn into a source of frustration for women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS. This hormonal disorder, which affects five to 10 percent of women who are at the age of reproduction, often causes infertility because of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a corpus luteum?
Learn about the corpus luteum, a structure that develops in the ovaries and produces the hormone progesterone. We also take a look at corpus luteum cysts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Causes and treatment of ovary pain
The ovaries are located on either side of the lower pelvis. Learn about the possible causes of ovary pain, including cysts and endometriosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Artificial Ovary Prototype Is in Sight Artificial Ovary Prototype Is in Sight
Increasing the fibrin content strengthens the matrix used for human ovarian follicle encapsulation, potentially paving the way for development of artificial ovaries, researchers from Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 Mesothelioma News Stories of 2017
Every year, mesothelioma specialists and researchers make strides to advance the standard of care, improve treatment strategies and develop new diagnostic practices. Mesothelioma remains a rare cancer, with an estimated 3,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S., but the fight to find a cure only grows stronger. And while researchers are busy finding breakthroughs in care, advocates are hard at work campaigning for a ban on asbestos, the main cause of mesothelioma. This was a memorable year on both fronts. Immunotherapy continues to be the hot topic among emerging treatments. Drugs such as pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and ni...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 22, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: canada asbestos ban Food and Drug Administration Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act keytruda Medical marijuana mesothelioma mesothelioma vaccine Opdivo Scott Pruitt talcum powder lawsuit yervoy Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Immortality at Midnight
Despite a poor cancer prognosis, it thrills me to awaken at 2 or 3 a.m. Trepidation and grief dissolve in the weird awareness of still being alive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Cancer Sleep Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Newlywed discovers her 'heavy period ’ was terminal cancer
Talitha Sargeant, of West Sussex, assumed her regular period had started. But just 2 months after marrying soulmate Mathew, she was told the devastating news – she had ovarian cancer, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Ends Abruptly
A leading biopharmaceutical company has halted a once-promising mesothelioma clinical trial involving CRS-207 — a listeria-based cancer vaccine — citing efficacy and financial concerns. The phase II trial was designed to test the effectiveness and safety of CRS-207 when used in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a drug already proven effective with non-small cell lung cancer. The trial, which began earlier this year, was being conducted at eight prominent cancer centers across the United States. It was funded by Aduro Biotech Inc., based in Berkley, California. “This was not the news everyone had ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: Abramson Cancer Center Aduro Biotech Cleveland Clinic CRS-207 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center keytruda Listeria virus Mayo Clinic mesothelioma immunotherapy Natalie Sacks NIH National Cancer Institute pembrolizumab Perlmutter Cancer C Source Type: news

Novel combination therapy shown to be effective in ovarian cancer
(The Wistar Institute) Wistar researchers have found combining PARP inhibitors, recently approved for the treatment of BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer, with another small molecule inhibitor was effective to treat ovarian cancers without BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GnRH Analogue Use Preserves Fertility During Chemotherapy GnRH Analogue Use Preserves Fertility During Chemotherapy
Meta-analysis confirms that the use of a GnRH analogue during chemotherapy helps preserve ovarian function and fertility in young women undergoing treatment for early breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug that holds back return of ovarian cancer gets UK licence
Niraparib, which can buy months of time before relapse after chemotherapy, is yet to be assessed for free availability on NHSA pill treatment that holds back ovarian cancer and has the potential to prolong life has been launched in the UK.Trial results have shown that niraparib, taken once daily, can buy months of time before the disease returns after chemotherapy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Ovarian cancer Health UK news Society Medical research Science Source Type: news

'Milestone' pill that halts spread of ovarian cancer
Daily pills that halt the spread of ovarian cancer have been licensed for use in the UK, in a step greeted as a ‘critical milestone’ for thousands of women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to fund new specialised treatments
Some 3,000 patients with HIV, genetic conditions and skin disorders will benefit Related items fromOnMedica Work needed to boost GPs ’ knowledge of cancer drug Ovarian cancer drug may help stall breast cancer NHS launches mass HIV prevention trials World AIDS Day: The fight against HIV Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Artificial ovaries could replace hormone therapy
Researchers with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have found that bioengineered ovaries are more effective than hormone therapy drugs at improving bone and uterine health.   The researchers are looking into the artificial ovaries as an alternative to hormone replacement medications, which work to help with the loss of female sex hormone production. Loss of ovarian function can affect the genital and urinary system, including urinary incontinence, among other issues.   The researchers… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wake Forest study: Lab-engineered ovaries could be better than hormone therapy
Researchers with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have found that bioengineered ovaries are more effective than hormone therapy drugs at improving bone and uterine health, along with body composition in rats.   The researchers are looking into the artificial ovaries as an alternative to hormone replacement medications, which work to help with the loss of female sex hormone production. Loss of ovarian function can affect the genital and urinary system, including urinary incontinence,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Study: Preoperative Chemotherapy Useful for Mesothelioma
Oncologists in France are exploring the use of bidirectional chemotherapy as a pre-operative tool for peritoneal mesothelioma, increasing the eligibility of patients for aggressive surgery. Their bidirectional chemotherapy — which typically includes a pemetrexed (Alimta) and cisplatin combination — is delivered directly into the abdominal cavity to reduce tumor burden and make cytoreductive surgery more manageable. Doctors at Gustave Roussy, one of Europe’s premier cancer centers, documented this novel use in a study published in the November issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology. “This is the first ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: bidirectional chemotherapy cytoreductive surgery Gustave Roussy hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy Paul Sugarbaker peritoneal mesothelioma Washington Cancer Institute Source Type: news

New role found for hormone in female fertility
According to a study, published inFrontiers in Physiology, insulin-like peptide hormone 3 has a critical role in female fertility, through co-ordination of ovarian development.Medial Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain oestrogen also critical for ovulation
A study, published inPNAS, shows that the release of oestrogen in the hypothalamus and pituitary, in addition to that released by the ovaries, is critical for ovulation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Do I Spot Ovarian Cancer's Symptoms?
[Vanguard] Dear Bunmi, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists develop new artificial ovary prototype
(Springer) Belgian researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. The research team has identified a protein formulation that closely resembles the structure and rigidity of the natural tissue lining a woman's ovaries, says Marie-Madeleine Dolmans of the Universit é Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, in an article in Springer's Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estrogen discovery could shed new light on fertility problems
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an egg from the ovaries. Their findings may reveal the cause of some undiagnosed infertility problems and point the way to new methods of birth control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PET/MRI outclasses MRI alone for pelvic cancer recurrence
PET/MRI can better detect and classify local lesions and distant metastases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients PET/MRI matches PET/CT for recurrent pelvic cancer SNMMI: FDG-PET/CT predicts ovarian cancer survival DWI adds little to PET/MRI for female pelvic malignancies PET/MRI matches PET/CT for gynecological malignancies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news