Ovarian Cancer

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:41am

You may not realize it, but your body is home to a lot of microbes — way more than you might think. In healthy humans, “microbial cells outnumber human cells by about ten to one,” according to the Human Microbiome Project of the National Institutes of Health. Most of them, called gut flora, live in your digestive system, especially in the colon. Others live in distinct communities in and on your body,  in different types of environments — hot or cold, moist or dry.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 2:49pm
An ovarian cancer test, CA125 is a reliable tool when used correctly. That is the message from Roswell Park following an FDA alert regarding the use of this common blood test.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 4:25pm
If you are considering starting a clinical trial, either because your doctor recommended it or because you or an advocate found a trial that seems appropriate, I have this easy advice: “GO FOR IT!” What have you got to lose? Trials are safe, well researched and documented. You, as a patient, are monitored and cared for like you never thought possible. You have so much to gain!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 3:52pm
“Happy birthday to me.” KayEllen Gebhart says this in a flat voice, recalling her birthday in 2008 — the day she learned she had stage III ovarian cancer. The bad news came after a CT scan to find out what was causing the “tummy issues” her family doctor thought might be caused by her gallbladder.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:52pm

Delivering chemotherapy directly to the abdomen can significantly improve survival among women with ovarian cancer—so significantly that nearly ten years ago, the National Cancer Institute issued a special clinical announcement urging oncologists to use the approach, called intraperitonea

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:23pm

While an estimated 5 to 10 percent of all cancers are due to hereditary factors, ovarian cancer is unique—up to 25 percent of these cancers are thought to have a hereditary cause.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:10am

Growing up as the daughter of two physicians in Budapest, Hungary, Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, FACOG, recognized her passion for medicine at an early age. She earned a combined MD/PhD at one of the top medical schools in Europe before heading to the United States to complete her OB/GYN residency.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 11:11am

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) were recently awarded an $11 million Ovarian Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 2:34pm
Women with a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer have an increased risk of developing these diseases. Sometimes this strong family history indicates a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, making the odds of developing these cancers even higher.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:26pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling — that companies may no longer patent human genes — resonated across the cancer community, resulting in promising news for cancer patients and researchers.