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Ovarian cancer drug delivers ‘very promising’ results in early trial

A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown ‘very promising’ results in an early clinical trial – shrinking tumours in half of women with the disease. Researchers believe the drug, which mimics the action of folic acid to enter cells, could hold huge promise for women with advanced ovarian cancer who have stopped responding […]

Leukaemia drug to fight Ovarian Cancer

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A drug already approved for leukaemia patients could also be used to treat a specific type of ovarian cancer, according to new research. Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London found that ovarian cancer cells in mice stopped growing after they were given a drug called dasatinib. The research, funded by Cancer Research UK, […]

BRCA1 gene mutation linked to fewer eggs in ovaries

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Women with the BRCA1 gene mutation appear to have smaller amounts of the anti-Müllerian hormone, a hormone that indicates the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries. The research appears in the journal Human Reproduction. The ovaries of women with the BRCA1 mutation appear to have fewer eggs. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are associated […]

Omega-3s could lower breast cancer risk in obese women, study suggests

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A study has found that omega-3 fatty acids could reduce breast density – a risk factor for breast cancer – in postmenopausal obese women. The study took the form of an open-label, randomized clinical trial of 266 postmenopausal women with high breast density who were either a normal weight, overweight or obese. The findings are […]

Cancer cure? T cell therapy targets disease

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Being a person who’s last 12 months of live was nothing but the most important battle in my life made me susceptible for all sorts of news which in a headline have “cancer”, “cure”, “breakthrough”. The hardest part is to weed them and not become too excited. The below I hope is one of those […]