Protein Discovery Brings Hope of Early Detection for Ovarian Cancer

August 14, 2017

Hopes of finding an early-warning signal for ovarian cancer have been boosted by a protein discovery at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). A research team from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health, comprising cancer scientists, oncologists, gynaecologists and geneticists, spent three years investigating the earliest lesions involved in the disease with […]

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This FDA News Could Totally Shake Up The Beauty Industry

June 13, 2017

By Emily Rekstis | May 13, 2017 | NewBeauty.com It’s a little well-known fact in the beauty world that the FDA doesn’t have the strictest of regulations when it comes to monitoring beauty products. However, there are now two senators who are looking to change that. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Susan Collins proposed the Personal […]

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Unexpected presence of glucose receptor in ovarian cancer links metabolism to most aggressive cases

May 31, 2017

A new study of non-diabetic women with ovarian cancer reveals a potential correlation and area for further study regarding the expression of the GLUT1 glucose transporter receptor at the cancer tissue level. GLUT1 is a receptor protein involved in the absorption of glucose, or sugar, in the bloodstream and across membranes in the body. Physiologically, […]

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Combination therapy could provide new treatment option for ovarian cancer

May 5, 2017

Researchers have been trying to understand why up to 85 percent of women experience recurrence of high-grade serous ovarian cancer — the most common subtype of ovarian cancer — after standard treatment with the chemotherapy drug carboplatin. Preclinical research from Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, who is a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of […]

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Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65

May 5, 2017

Adjusted rates for cervical cancer do not decline until age 85, signaling a need for ongoing surveillance, according to a new study Cervical cancer is often thought of as a disease that primarily affects young women. Because of this, many older women fail to keep up with appropriate screening as they age. While current guidelines […]

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Ovarian Cancer and Genetics

April 18, 2017

Written by Yolanda Smith, BPharm Women who have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer are more likely to be affected by cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cavity. This is thought to be due to a mutation in one of the genes that are involved in the regulation of cell […]

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Teen model Peyton Linafelter describes her battle with stage 4 ovarian cancer

April 6, 2017

By Stephanie Nolasco | Published April 04, 2017 | FoxNews.com At age 15, Peyton Linafelter was having one of the best years of her life. The Colorado native was just learning to drive and had the chance to see Taylor Swift in concert where she was scouted by an agent to become a model. But […]

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Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

February 27, 2017

By Robert Preidt (HealthDay Reporter) Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggests THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss may lower older women’s risk of cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, a new study suggests. “Many older adults think it’s too late […]

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‘Daddy’s Hands’ Singer Holly Dunn Dead at 59

November 15, 2016

By Jon Freeman Singer-songwriter Holly Dunn, who enjoyed a string of top 10 country hits such as “Daddy’s Hands” and “You Really Had Me Going” in the late Eighties and early Nineties, has died at 59 following a battle with ovarian cancer. Nashville’s WSMV reports that Dunn was in hospice care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. […]

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