A significant question in the treatment of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer…

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A significant question in the treatment of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer...

Spring is right around the corner and happy St. Patrick’s Day. I am at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology meeting right now in San Francisco and will be discussing some of the featured abstracts in a blog for next week. A significant question in the treatment of newly diagnosed ovarian cancer is whether or not […]

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Happy 2010

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Happy 2010

Happy 2010. I’ve made as one of my achievable new year’s resolutions this year to write a monthly blog for Ovations for the Cure of Ovarian Cancer. Last year, although I wrote a few, they were not as frequent as I would have liked. My other resolution was to get the first blog entry of […]

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Early Detection: screening effectiveness

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Early Detection: screening effectiveness

A recent article was published on the effectiveness of screening for the early detection of ovarian cancer.  This was published in the journal called Lancet Oncology in April 2009. In this study, 202,638 women who were aged between 50 and 74 years old were followed on this study from 2001 through 2005. Because not all […]

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PARP Inhibitors: What are they?

March 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

PARP Inhibitors: What are they?

A new class of really interesting and promising drugs called PARP inhibitors has emerged within the last 1 to 2 years as a way to treat a variety of cancers and during different treatment situations. PARP or “Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase” is an enzyme or protein that helps DNA repair itself when parts of it get […]

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Parallels between ovarian cancer and breast cancer

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Parallels between ovarian cancer and breast cancer

Parallels between ovarian cancer and breast cancer biology have been recognized for decades, but there are also some very important differences. Both cancers have some relationship to hormones. For example, the prolonged use of postmenopausal estrogen replacement is a risk factor for both cancers. However, over half of breast cancers have an estrogen receptor—a finding […]

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Ovarian Cancer Research

March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Ovarian Cancer Research

Welcome to my inaugural blog entry; the purpose of these entries will be to keep you informed about ovarian cancer research and news. I can’t answer questions personally here, but will read your comments.  I’ll write about what my research interests are, including new treatments for ovarian cancer, new basic science and translational research on […]

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