Ovarian Cancer

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 last week — that companies may no longer patent human genes — resonated across the cancer community, resulting in promising news for cancer patients and researchers.

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:19pm

We asked some of Roswell Park’s doctors who specialize in cancers that affect women to share some tips for preventing or treating cancer. Here’s what they offered.

Breast Cancer

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:28am

Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent killer” because there is a general lack of awareness of the symptoms of the disease, which are nonspecific and may be confused with less serious gastrointestinal conditions.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:29pm

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (September) is the perfect time for women to make sure they understand their risk for ovarian cancer.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:26pm

An RPCI Cancer Talk reader inquired recently about the treatment and prognosis of borderline mucinous epithelial carcinoma. Because this is a diagnosis that may be unfamiliar to many, I would like to share my response here on Cancer Talk to help others understand what it is.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:24pm

By studying the effects of bevacizumab (brand name AvastinTM), a drug currently FDA-approved for use in the treatment of several other cancers, a research team led by the Gynecologic Onc