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Ovarian Cancer

Immune cells cast DNA ‘webs’ that may help ovarian cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that immune cells play a role in helping ovarian cancer cells to spread in mice.

Nanoscale blood test technique set to springboard cancer discoveries

A technique to get more information from the blood of cancer patients than previously possible has been developed.

Targeted drug could slow progression of ovarian cancer in women with faulty BRCA gene

A drug could help slow the progression of some advanced ovarian cancers and extend the time that patients show no signs of disease, according to new research.

An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

News digest – e-cig inquiry, breast cancer risk, junk food promotions, and… a lack of goodwill?

This week saw new research on brain tumour and ovarian cancers, while MPs launched an inquiry into e-cigarettes.

Some aggressive ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries

The most aggressive type of ovarian cancer develops from cells that come from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, according to a small study.

News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

In this week's cancer news there's Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

Targeted drug helps keep some advanced ovarian cancers at bay

Unpublished trial results have found that a drug which targets genetic vulnerabilities in tumour cells can delay some advanced ovarian cancers from worsening.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

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