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Night shift workers face greater risk for ovarian cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to a new study, women who work the night shift are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer. Researchers followed more than 1,100 women with advanced ovarian cancer, nearly 400 with early-stage disease and a comparison group of women without ovarian cancer. Night shift work was associated with an increased risk of advanced ovarian cancer and an increased risk of early-stage cancer for women age 50 and older. This type of work has also ...

Training dogs to detect ovarian cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Woman’s best friend could also save her life. Researchers at the Pine Street Foundation in California are teaching rescue dogs how to sniff out ovarian cancer through a person’s breath. Using cloths that both a control group of healthy people and ovarian cancer patients have breathed on, trainers teach dogs how to use their nose to identify the cloth samples that belong to the cancer patient. When the dog correctly detects the cancer they are ...

Researcher Seeks to Develop Effective Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer (Part II)

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on July 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two part article about Dr. Barua's research. Read Part I of Dr. Barua’s Research Q&A. Dr. Barua is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. One of his major research goals is to enhance the resolution of traditional ultrasound imaging to improve the detection of ovarian cancer in early stages. Dr. Barua credits the Foundation with helping him work towards this goal and ...

Researcher Seeks to Develop Effective Early Detection Test for Ovarian Cancer (Part I)

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on July 6th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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We spoke with Animesh Barua, PhD, at Rush University Medical Center, who received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2008 to examine early detection of ovarian cancer by contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. We caught up with Dr. Barua to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of ovarian cancer research? In my childhood, I saw one of my relatives die young ...