Ovarian Cancer: Related News

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Removal of Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Wrong Anti-Cancer Option for Most

Gynecologist and geneticist Noah Kauff was interviewed about the oophorectomy procedure and what options are available for women with the BRCA gene.

March 27, 2015
NBC Nightly News

Medical oncologists Larry Norton and Ginger Gardner discuss the benefits and the risks of an oophorectomy surgery and quality of life after the procedure for NBC Nightly News.

March 25, 2015
Today Show

Gynecologic oncologist Carol Brown discusses the impact of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Op-Ed and the oophorectomy surgery on the Today Show.

March 25, 2015
Andrea Mitchell Reports

Medical oncologist Larry Norton appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss Angelina Jolie Pitt’s recent Op-Ed in The New York Times and the risks and benefits of this type of preventative surgery.

March 25, 2015
Dr. Carol Brown on Angelina Jolie Having Ovaries Removed

Gynecologic oncologist Carol Brown discusses the impact of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Op-Ed and the oophorectomy surgery for Associated Press TV.

March 25, 2015
Experts Back Angelina Jolie Pitt in Choices for Cancer Prevention

Clinical geneticist Kenneth Offit discusses how opportunities like Ms. Jolie Pitt speaking openly about her BRCA mutation and her choice to pursue surgeries creates teachable moments for the public in The New York Times.

March 25, 2015
Why Angelina Jolie Chose to Have Her Ovaries Removed

Medical oncologist Larry Norton discusses the BRCA gene and how researchers are working to make better screening methods for women with this gene.

March 25, 2015
Angelina Jolie has Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed to Cut Cancer Risk

Gynecologist and geneticist Noah Kauff was interviewed about the oophorectomy procedure and what options are available for women with the BRCA gene.

March 25, 2015
Angelina Jolie's Latest Surgery: NJ Doctors Hope for a Second 'Jolie Effect'

Gynecologic oncologist Mario Leitao, Jr. discusses the oophorectomy procedure and what it entails.

March 25, 2015
Testing for Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know

Gynecologic oncologist Ginger Gardner discusses misconceptions that insurance will not cover genetic testing in USA Today.

March 25, 2015
Angelina Jolie Underwent Surgery to Have Ovaries, Tubes Removed

Gynecologist surgeon Richard Barakat discusses the type of surgery that actress Angelina Jolie underwent for W-ABC.

March 25, 2015
Why Angelina Jolie Chose to Remove her Ovaries

Surgical oncologist Lisa Sclafani discusses the procedure that Angelina Jolie underwent, what it involves, who should get it, and what the risks are in Metro New York.

March 25, 2015
Drug Used to Treat Kidney Cancer May Hold Off Relapses of Ovarian Cancer

Gynecologic Medical Oncology Service Chief Carol Aghajanian commented on a study that found that a drug used to treat kidney cancer may delay relapses in women with ovarian cancer.

June 2, 2013
First Comprehensive Analysis Of Gene Mutations In Ovarian Cancer Brings Patients One Step Closer To Personalized Medicine

According to a large-scale genomic analysis of the most common and aggressive type of ovarian cancer, researchers from Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center and other centers within The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project identified genetic mutations and pathways that distinctly set the disease apart not only from other types of ovarian cancer, but from other solid tumors as well.

June 29, 2011
Carol Aghajanian
New Drug Combination Slows Tumor Growth For Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

Bevacizumab (Avastin®) in combination with chemotherapy resulted in a clinical benefit for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a new study. Results from the phase III “OCEANS” trial were presented today by the lead author, Carol Aghajanian, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

June 4, 2011

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Megan Harlan Fleischut and Kenneth Offit
Why Might A Woman Have Her Ovaries Removed?

Women can use the results of genetic tests to make informed decisions about ovary removal to reduce cancer risk.

March 24, 2015
Report Highlights Advances Made at MSK That Are Changing Patients’ Lives

An annual report from an influential cancer group highlights three MSK studies that have advanced cancer research.

January 28, 2015
RISE Program Clinical Director Debra Mangino discusses next steps with a patient.
Program Offers Personalized Surveillance Plans to Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

The team of experts in our RISE Program tailor each woman’s surveillance plan based on the latest findings in breast cancer risk, prevention, and treatment.

October 31, 2014
Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions about Clinical Trials

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini demystifies common misconceptions surrounding clinical trials.

October 20, 2014
Solutions for Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

With quick action and the help of the right medicine at the right time, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting can often be prevented, says MSK Nurse Leader Corey Russell.

September 29, 2014
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Study Suggests Double Mastectomy Often Done Unnecessarily

Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Tari King talks to CBS Online about a new study suggesting double mastectomies may be performed unnecessarily in many women.

May 22, 2014
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Twenty Years after BRCA Discovery, Progress in Prevention and Early Detection

Memorial Sloan Kettering Clinical Genetics Service Chief Kenneth Offit discusses ways for women to clearly assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancers.

May 5, 2014
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Aggressive Ovarian Cancer May Be Caused by a Single Gene Mutation

Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that appears to cause a rare but very aggressive type of ovarian cancer in young women.

April 1, 2014
Pictured: Kenneth Offit, Alexandra Heerdt, Emily Glogowski & Max Gomez
Genetic Counseling, Testing, and Treatment for People with BRCA Gene Mutations

Cancer genetics experts say the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations has transformed the way doctors prevent and treat hereditary cancers. Read the post and watch the video.

March 26, 2014
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Do Cancer Cell Lines Really Resemble Tumors? Now Researchers Can Tell

A recent study found that the cell lines most commonly used for research on ovarian cancer are not the most suitable.

August 26, 2013
Strategies for Women to Cope with Sexual and Vaginal Health Concerns Related to Cancer

Therapies are often available for women dealing with sexual and vaginal health concerns related to cancer and its treatment.

June 14, 2013
Charles Sawyers, Kenneth Offit, and Larry Norton
Three Memorial-Sloan Kettering Researchers Receive Special Awards by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Charles Sawyers, Larry Norton, and Kenneth Offit are being honored with special awards at the annual meeting of the world’s leading professional organization for cancer physicians and researchers.

May 22, 2013
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Meet Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon Yukio Sonoda

Dr. Sonoda, who performs minimally invasive procedures when possible, discusses how patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering have the benefit of an entire team of physicians having input into their care.

March 27, 2013
Pictured: Dennis Chi & Richard Barakat
Women with Ovarian Cancer Benefit from Treatment at High-Volume Centers

Gynecology Service Chief Richard Barakat comments on a recent study indicating that women treated by more-experienced physicians receive the most-appropriate care for this aggressive form of cancer.

March 12, 2013
Pictured: Dennis Chi
Meet Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon Dennis Chi

Dr. Chi, Deputy Chief of the Gynecology Service, talks about the way Memorial Sloan Kettering’s research and state-of-the-art care help women with ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers.

February 13, 2013
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Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Richard Barakat

Dr. Barakat explains the latest surgical techniques for improving outcomes and quality of life in women with cervical, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers.

December 28, 2012
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Meet Gynecologic Cancer Surgeon Carol Brown

Gynecologic cancer surgeon Dr. Brown discusses how doctors and nurses collaborate to care for patients, from diagnosis through lifelong follow-up.

November 28, 2012
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Meet Gynecologic Surgeon Nadeem Abu-Rustum

Dr. Abu-Rustum, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Gynecology Service, discusses how the gynecologic cancer care team treats each woman with an individualized approach.

October 22, 2012
Pictured: Richard Barakat
Gynecologic Surgeon Richard Barakat to Be Appointed President of Two Leading Medical Societies

Dr. Barakat will serve as president of two prestigious societies for gynecologic cancer, allowing him to influence how women with these cancers are cared for both in the United States and around the world.

October 1, 2012
Pictured: Jane McGrath
Jane’s Story about Ovarian Cancer

When 45-year-old Jane learned she had a tumor in her ovary, she came to Memorial Sloan Kettering for surgery and chemotherapy.

August 7, 2012
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Made Major Contributions to Cancer Advances in 2011

Two of the year’s top five cancer research advances cited by the American Society of Clinical Oncology were led by Memorial Sloan Kettering investigators.

February 6, 2012
Pictured: Paul Sabbatini
Oncologist Paul Sabbatini Talks About New Strategies to Treat Ovarian Cancer

Medical oncologist Paul Sabbatini, a specialist in treating gynecologic cancers, leads a clinical research program seeking to improve treatments for ovarian cancer by harnessing the power of the immune system.

October 31, 2011
Pictured: Douglas Levine
Genomic Analysis Provides Clues about Most Common Form of Ovarian Cancer

In a large-scale genomic analysis of the most common and aggressive type of ovarian cancer, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering and other centers identified genetic mutations and pathways that set the disease apart from other types of ovarian cancer and other solid tumors.

October 11, 2011
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok & Paul Chapman
Memorial Sloan Kettering Physician-Scientists Present Significant Clinical Cancer Research Advances at ASCO Annual Meeting

In an extraordinary demonstration of excellence, five Memorial Sloan Kettering physician-scientists were selected to participate in the press program at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, held June 3-7 in Chicago.

July 1, 2011