Discuss the latest in ovarian cancer research. What have you been hearing and reading about in current articles and news reports?


2014 AACR SSP (Scientist<->Survivor Program)

  • By AnnieE1131 · New reply yesterday at 8:26 pm
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  • I just returned from participating in AACR's (American Association of Cancer Researchers) SSP (Scientist<->Survivor Program). It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it for anyone interested ...

Ovarian Cancer Research Program seeking Patient Advocates

  • By Laura_OCNA · New reply April 7, 2014
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  • The Department of Defense (DoD) Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) is seeking patients, survivors, and caregivers interested in becoming a “Consumer Reviewer” of the scientific peer review process ...

Talc and ovca

  • By kmarienap · New reply April 5, 2014
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  • I would like input on the lawsuits going on in regards to the talc\ovca claims. Seems this is beginning to come out. I for one was a talc user, shower to shower byJ&J, for over 20 years. I have no family ...

Diet, activity and research from World Cancer Research Fund

  • By Maska73 · New reply April 5, 2014
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  • I saw there were more discussions re. diet and OVCA and thought I would check again what the Second Export report from the World Cancer Research Fund has to say - the link is below. There is an updated ...

Doxil (Caelyx, LipoDox) Blisters

  • By Borderline3 · New reply April 4, 2014
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  • 0960-9776%2814%2900033-2/fulltext This looks interesting. The study was done on breast cancer patients using pegylated liposomal doxyrubicin (which we know as ...

Highlights From SGO 2014 Meeting

  • By Helenstandsforhope · New reply April 1, 2014
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  • Marjorie, on another ovarian site recently posted this. Summaries of chief presentations from the SGO (Society of Gyncologic Oncology) Meeting held March 22-25 are posted at the link below. There's no ...

Alternative Cancer Treatment

  • By Ilovebirds · New reply March 27, 2014
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  • Has anyone tried Dr. Nick Gonzalez? He is alternative ...

small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type, also known as SCCOHT

  • By 2baware · Posted March 25, 2014
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  • netic-rare-ovarian-cancer.html Study discovers genetic cause of rare type of ovarian cancer......really interesting article on ovca in younger patients ...

Information exchanges will help ovarian cancer survivors

  • By Annette-Althea · New reply March 17, 2014
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  • In 2008, I was diagnosed with III C high grade serous ovarian cancer. Because my son knew about GOG 218, a phase III clinical trial where one arm got the standard treatment and the other got Avastin with ...

Transvaginal scan advice please

  • By Chele7201 · New reply March 15, 2014
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  • Hi sorry to be on here as I've not been diagnosed with anything yet and hopefully won't. I've had a few blood tests recently as I seem to have my period every two weeks that can last between 5-10 days ...

Obesity and ovarian cancer in the news today

  • By Helenstandsforhope · New reply March 13, 2014
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  • On the NBC TODAY show this morning they said a new study showed that ovarian cancer is caused by obesity. How many women do you think this applies to? How many people do you know who have ovarian cancer ...

what everybody would like after chemo

  • By janer66 · New reply February 25, 2014
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  • Hi everybody, I am in the the process of setting up an " after chemo retreat " ( in the UK ) and would love any feedback from you on exactly what would be the things that you would want out of it and ...

Scared and unaware;-(

  • By Baileyconz · New reply February 25, 2014
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  • I have just recently received my results of my mri scan and have been told I need a full hysterectomy and part if by bowel and bladder removed due to severe emdomotriosis, I am 30 years old and have no ...


  • By michele75043 · Posted February 20, 2014
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  • This has orphan status. siltuximab / Sylvant (inhib IL-6) When the IL-6-treated SKOV3 cells were incubated with siltuximab with a range of concentrations …trends toward reduced pStat3 expression in the ...

DOXIL RASH...please only women who have been off Doxil for a while.

  • By dontworrybhappy · New reply February 15, 2014
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  • I'm on Doxil alone and I have a very bad rash from torso down to feet. Not itchy THANK GOD BUT was wondering if the rash goes away after quitting DOXIL ...

Use of aspirin may reduce risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent

  • By Laura_OCNA · New reply February 14, 2014
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  • Daily use of aspirin may reduce a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer risk by as much as 20 percent, according to research published yesterday by scientists at the National Cancer Institute. Scientists evaluated ...

OvaDx® Pre-Symptomatic Ovarian Cancer Test

  • By delfin6197 · New reply February 12, 2014
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  • Arrayit Corp. had a Press Reelase yesterday in which they said: " On FDA approval, Arrayit's OvaDx® Pre-Symptomatic Ovarian Cancer Test will uniquely enable monitoring and screening of ovarian cancer ...

What is informed consent?

  • By 3Bean · New reply February 8, 2014
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  • Before I participated in a clinical trial I'd never given any thought to informed consent or why its important. Now that I've had to take dangerous medicines like carboplatin, I've come to appreciate ...

TODAY: Video Chat- Can Alternative and Conventional Medicine Get Along?

  • By Kaimi · New reply February 6, 2014
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  • Just now received email notice about this video chat today, sponsored by AAAS: Join us on Thursday, 6 February, at 3 p.m. EST on this page for a live video chat with experts as we discuss recent advances ...

Go ahead due to "High-Risk" ??????

  • By Nanniekins · New reply February 3, 2014
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  • I am in a "high risk" category since my mom, maternal grandmother, &aunts have all had breast cancer and sister diagnosed last yr age 46 with ovarian. Drs found an ovarian septated and debris cyst on ...

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