Cholesterol starvation kills lymphoma cells
(Northwestern University) Scientists have developed a novel therapy to trick cancer cells into gobbling up what they think is their favorite food - cholesterol -- which actually triggers their destruction. What appears to them as a cholesterol-loaded particle is actually a synthetic nanoparticle that binds to the cancer cells and starves them to death. The study was in lymphoma cells but could be effective in ovarian and kidney cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with postpartum depression, and prenatal depressed mood and anxiety mediate the association, highlighting the need for prenatal psychological screening in this population, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Premature Menopause May Bring Tougher Symptoms for Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Menopause is known to bring a variety of unpleasant symptoms ranging from hot flashes to insomnia. Yet, for those who have a condition known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), it is much worse, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An innate response to ovarian cancer
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Malo, C. S. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Severe menopause symptoms often accompany premature ovarian insufficiency
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Hot flashes, insomnia, and vaginal dryness are commonly reported symptoms that accompany the menopause transition. A new study suggests that such symptoms--especially psychological and sexual problems--are worse for women who have premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) than for women undergoing natural menopause. 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 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nulliparity, Not ART, Likely Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer Nulliparity, Not ART, Likely Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Women who receive ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures don't have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nulliparity, Not ART, Likely Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer Nulliparity, Not ART, Likely Raises Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Women who receive ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures don't have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

'Breakthrough' drug that halts ovarian cancer gives a supermarket worker, 56, new life
Val Simcock, 56, ran out of options in 2017 when a second bout of chemotherapy failed to halt the growth of her tumour. But the daily pill quickly stopped the cancer in its tracks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Anti-androgens ideal for women with polycystic ovaries - symptoms
HAIR thinning, for women, begins in the hair parting; as time goes on, more hair is lost at the top of the head, leading to sparseness and a noticeable scalp. Which treatments can be implemented to prevent such a thing? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data Show More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During the Pandemic, Defying Doctors ’ Expectations
If she found the right guy, Kari Arenberg could see herself having kids. But her work was never conducive to dating, let alone to freezing her eggs in hopes of leaving her options open. The 31-year-old event producer traveled constantly between New York City and Los Angeles, with long days lifting heavy boxes and running around venues. Then, in 2020, Arenberg was furloughed, and the egg-freezing process became, for the first time in her life, logistically possible. She moved in with her family in Chicago and visited a clinic. Soon she was giving herself as many as three shots a day to stimulate her ovaries, and visiting th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer cells adapt to their surroundings to aid tumor growth
(Frontiers) A description of how ovarian cancer cells adapt to survive and proliferate in the peritoneal cavity has been detailed by a new study. It shows structures inside the cells change as the disease progresses, to help the cells grow in an otherwise hostile environment of low oxygen and nutrients. Understanding how these cellular adaptations are regulated could herald new targeted treatment options against the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms Radiotherapy for Rectal Cancer Linked to Risk for Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms
Women who receive radiotherapy for rectal cancer may be at an increased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Link between driver of ovarian cancer and metabolism opens up new therapeutic strategies
(The Wistar Institute) Wistar scientists found mutations that inactivate the ARID1A gene in ovarian cancer increase utilization of the glutamine amino acid making cancer cells dependent on glutamine metabolism. Researchers also showed that pharmacologic inhibition of glutamine metabolism may represent an effective therapeutic strategy for ARID1A-mutant ovarian cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CT/ultrasound fusion enhances ovarian biopsies
A method that combines CT radiomics and real-time CT/ultrasound image fusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT radiomics predicts COVID-19 severity, outcome CT radiomics characterizes complex cystic renal lesions Imaging informatics: More than just AI at RSNA 2020 MRI scoring system improves ovarian cancer detection Cancer survival improves, but at varying rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EPA Evaluation Finds Asbestos Still An Unreasonable Risk
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released Part 1 of its Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, reaffirming preliminary findings from March that were roundly criticized for underestimating the dangers of exposure to this toxic mineral. Six ongoing use categories of asbestos were evaluated by the EPA, which found 16 conditions of use that presented unreasonable risk to human health through either occupational exposures or consumer uses. Part 1 of the evaluation, released in late December 2020, involved the chrysotile type of asbestos. Chrysotile is the only type of asbestos being imported, processed or distributed for u...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Research finds association between douching and ovarian cancer
NIEHS researchers found a link between douching and ovarian cancer, but none between genital talc use and ovarian cancer. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Lower Risk for Certain Cancers
The drugs may increase the risk of breast cancer, but may lower the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Ovarian Cancer Breast Cancer Women and Girls Deaths (Fatalities) Birth Control and Family Planning Source Type: news

What Is The Main Cause of Ovarian Cysts?
Title: What Is The Main Cause of Ovarian Cysts?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - January 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Testing in Ovarian Cancer Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Testing in Ovarian Cancer
What role do BRCA mutations have in the treatment of ovarian cancer? Should these patients routinely receive genetic testing?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Targeted genetic testing cost effective in ovarian and breast cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Out-of-pocket costs for PARP inhibitors high in US Medicare beneficiaries with ovarian cancer
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Factors Identified Tied to Resultant Oophorectomy With Ovarian Torsion
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 -- Certain patient, clinical, and provider factors are associated with a higher likelihood of oophorectomy in patients with ovarian torsion (OT), according to a study published online Dec. 16 in the Journal of Gynecologic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer: Feeling constantly bloated could be an early sign of the disease
OVARIAN cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the UK. Knowing the early warning signs is key for earlier treatment and if having a constant feeling of being bloated it could indicate your risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Population Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Worthwhile? Population Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Worthwhile?
Andrew Kaunitz doesn't plan to change his practice related to hereditary cancer screening in women -- yet.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Protect Against Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer
Increased risk for breast cancer observed, which was seen for up to two years after discontinuation of oral contraceptives (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptives Protect Against Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer
MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2020 -- Oral contraceptives have a lasting protective effect against ovarian and endometrial cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in Cancer Research. Torgny Karlsson, Ph.D., from Uppsala University in Sweden, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers determine factors associated with ovary removal in patients with ovarian torsion
(Boston University School of Medicine) To determine the factors associated with an increased likelihood for ovary removal during the time of surgery for ovarian torsion, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), conducted a retrospective study of patients from a racially diverse, urban safety-net hospital with a diagnosis of ovarian torsion during a four-and-a-half-year period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral contraceptive pills protect against ovarian and endometrial cancer
(Uppsala University) A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, involving more than 250,000 women, shows that oral contraceptive use protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer. The protective effect remains for several decades after discontinuing the use. The study is published in the journal Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Top 10 Mesothelioma and Asbestos News Stories of 2020
Growing allegations of asbestos-contaminated talc in various consumer products, coupled with historic approval of a new treatment for pleural mesothelioma, made 2020 a year filled with both anxiety and hope. Johnson & Johnson stopped selling its iconic baby powder in May after being hit by thousands of lawsuits contending its talc-based product was causing various cancers, including ovarian cancer and malignant mesothelioma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the immunotherapy combination of Opdivo and Yervoy in October, the first new drug regimen approved for first-line treatment of unresectable disease in...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 15, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Systemic Therapy for Non-Serous Ovarian Carcinoma Systemic Therapy for Non-Serous Ovarian Carcinoma
The treatment of non-serous ovarian cancer requires a different approach. What are the available therapeutic options?Chinese Clinical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Guardian view on a new test for cancer: grounds for optimism | Editorial
Early diagnosis is essential if survival rates are to improve, and the announcement of a trial starting next year is a promising signSubstantial improvement in the early detection of cancers was among the key aims set out last year in NHS England ’s long-term plan. Although survival rates have been improving, it has long been recognised that too often they lag behind the best performing countries in Europe. Late diagnosis is widely recognised as being among the causes, since cancers found early are far more susceptible to treatment. Agains t this backdrop, last week’s announcement that a new blood test is to be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Health NHS Cancer Cancer research Science Hospitals Medical research Society Source Type: news

Second opinion changed breast cancer treatment, preserved fertility
Everyone ’s breasts get lumpy when they’re nursing a newborn, right? That’s what Leslie McGuire, age 30, thought to herself in 2014. “Breastfeeding wasn’t easy for me, and I had a lot of breast changes after my pregnancy, so when I felt a lump, I just assumed it must be related to that,” says t he Kansas City, Missouri, resident. But with an extensive family history of breast and ovarian cancers, McGuire was concerned when the lump didn’t disappear after she stopped nursing. She thought… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The University of Kansas Health System Source Type: news

ART Treatment Not Tied to Higher Risk for Ovarian Cancer
Increased risk compared with general population likely due to nulliparity among ART - treated women; risk not increased versus subfertile women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

ART Treatment Not Tied to Higher Risk for Ovarian Cancer
MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 -- Women treated with assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not have an increased risk for ovarian cancer compared with subfertile women not receiving ART, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Frozen Eggs Help Breast Cancer Survivors Conceive
FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2020 -- Freezing their eggs or ovarian tissue before breast cancer treatment increases survivors'chances of having children after recovery, a new study finds. Nearly 10% of breast cancer cases occur in women younger than 45 years... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing now available in French and German
TheSociety for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing was first developed in 2013 by our amazing dedicated nurse members. The Framework is designed to enhance the clinical care received by adults with an endocrine disorder and the professional development of the endocrine nurses helping them. In 2015, the 2nd Edition of this Competency Framework was published incorporating four new competencies: benign adrenal tumours, hypo- and hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.The European Society for Endocrinology has now translated this 2nd Edition in to French and German which are ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene donors at high risk for cancer received feedback
(Estonian Research Council) Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu studied how people at high risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer responses to the feedback of genetic findings. Gene donors who chose to receive results appreciated being contacted and considered the information provided to be valuable. Authors find that knowing more about people's genetic traits will significantly expand the chances of early detection of breast-, ovarian- and prostate cancer in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

IVF Won't Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study
Previous studies suggested that women who used this assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF to get pregnant may be at risk for ovarian cancer and non-malignant borderline tumors (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF Won ’ t Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Fertility, News, Source Type: news

IVF Won't Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk: Study
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 -- Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization don't appear to increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a new study finds. Previous studies suggested that women who used this assisted reproductive technologies... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New kisspeptin drug may improve fertility in women
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation, a new drug called MVT-602 that targets the kisspeptin system may help improve fertility in women with reproductive conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Does IVF Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk?
Title: Does IVF Raise Ovarian Cancer Risk?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Frozen eggs and ovarian tissue helped women conceive children after breast cancer
(Karolinska Institutet) Women with breast cancer whose eggs or ovarian tissue were frozen had more children after their diagnosis than women who did not undergo fertility preservation using those methods before start of cancer treatment. That is according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is published in the journal JAMA Oncology. According to the researchers, the result highlights the importance of reproductive counseling and fertility preservation for women who are diagnosed with cancer at a young age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Can I Expect After a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy?
Title: What Can I Expect After a Laparoscopic Ovarian Cystectomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer cells cooperate to metastasize
(Harvard Medical School) In a study on human ovarian cancer cells in mice, Harvard Medical School researchers discovered a transient, cooperative interaction between cell subpopulations that allows otherwise nonmetastatic tumor cells to become aggressive and spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In vitro fertilization does not increase the risk of ovarian cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper inJNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that receiving assisted reproductive technology does not increase the risk women have for developing ovarian cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Screening younger women for hereditary cancers may be cost effective
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Population-wide screening for genetic variants linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer may be cost effective in women between the ages of 20 and 35, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Ovarian Cyst Removal?
Title: How Long Does It Take to Recover From Ovarian Cyst Removal?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women with ovarian cancer can FINALLY be diagnosed with a simple blood test given by GPs 
The test measures levels in the blood of a protein called cancer antigen 125, or CA125, found on the surface of some cancers. Exactly what a raised level means hasn't been clear - until now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Fails to Overturn $2.12 Billion Baby Powder Verdict, Plans Supreme Court Appeal Johnson & Johnson Fails to Overturn $2.12 Billion Baby Powder Verdict, Plans Supreme Court Appeal
Missouri's highest court on Tuesday refused to consider Johnson& Johnson's appeal of a $2.12 billion damages award to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in its baby powder and other talc products.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news