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Use of Intensive Medical Services for Ovarian Cancer Patients at End of Life Increases Despite Rise in Use of Hospice

There have been widespread efforts to improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients. As more patients choose to spend their final days and weeks in hospice care rather than a hospital, the hope is the use of intensive and costly hospital services would decline. A large new study by Dana-Farber... 

Telomere Length and Mortality Following An Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

Telomeres are essential for the maintenance of chromosomal integrity. Telomere shortening leads to genomic instability, which is hypothesized to play a role in cancer development and prognosis. New data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, provide preliminary evidence that telomere... 

Detection of Gene Mutations in Tampons of Patients With High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

(October 14, 2014) In a pilot study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers detected DNA derived from tumor cells in the vaginas of 60% of patients with ovarian cancer with intact fallopian tubes. With further development, this approach may hold promise for the early detection...