Obesity Doesn't Matter
It's hard to think of a disease or a condition that obesity doesn't either contribute to or aggravate. Well, researchers have found one, and one of our dailyRx contributors isn't surprised.
Gynecological Cancer Radiation Advancement
Radiation therapy of any type can be a lengthy, involved process - often requiring daily treatments over a matter of weeks.
"Liquid Biopsies" Zero in on Ovarian Cancer
Having a biopsy - which retrieves and analyzes tiny bits of a tumor - can be an invasive and expensive proposition. A new method may one day involve only blood samples to look for and identify genes that are out of whack.
Inequality Among Women with Cancer
Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of the American Cancer Society, Otis Brawley , MD, is also the author of How We Do Harm - A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America.
Dual Vaccine for Two Cancers
Work in the field of cancer vaccines isn't exactly what you might think. This method of treating cancers coaches the immune system to attack the cancer, not prevent it. A group of researchers successfully concluded two simultaneous trials on a cancer vaccine, finding that it works well in treating patients with both melanoma and ovarian cancer. Using the vaccine increased both length of remission and average lifespan in cancer patients treated. Ask your oncologist about cancer vaccines. The team from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute conducted two parallel phase II clinical ...
Simple Blood Test May Detect Ovarian Cancer
A new blood test may be able to differentiate between benign or malignant ovarian tumors. And most importantly, whether chemotherapy is necessary.
Getting to Know Your Ovarian Cancer Type
Knowing what kind of cancer you have is not as simple as you might think. In the case of ovarian cancer, a molecular test can now find out the specifics so that your treatment can be individualized.
Taller, Heavier Ovarian Cancer Risks
Ovarian cancer is one of the most mysterious forms of the disease, because it's usually discovered quite by surprise. So any new understanding about the disease is important to know. An international study provides new clues.
Ovarian Cancer Responds!
Chemotherapy usually is most effective in attacking and killing fast-growing cancer cells. That's why it's not particularly useful in treating slow-growing ovarian cancers. Researchers are working to overcome this.
Predicting Chemo Response
One of the mysteries of cancer is its unpredictability. Sometimes chemotherapies work, and sometimes they don't. Recent research may help physicians personalize treatment for individual patients.