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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer in women in the UK, with 7,400 people diagnosed each year. The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be very vague, particularly when the disease is in its early stages.
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Lung cancer cells seen through a microscope.
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ASCO 2023 roundup: Blood tests, drugs and exercise

ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients. ASCO’s annual meeting is the world’s biggest cancer conference. This year’s highlights included updates on cancer blood tests, AI tools for estimating cancer risk, better drugs for some lung and ovarian cancers, and interesting data on how yoga can help patients.

12 June 2023

A black woman at a doctor's appointment

A new study has revealed that Black women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages, when treatment is less likely to be successful.  A new study has revealed that Black women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages, when treatment is less likely to be successful. 

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 27 January 2023

27 January 2023

The House of Parliament in London

Research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has found a link between cancer policy consistency over time and survival for six cancer types Research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has found a link between cancer policy consistency over time and survival for six cancer types

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 1 November 2022

1 November 2022

Ovarian cancer micrograph

In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in. In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 12 May 2021

12 May 2021

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off. 25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 14 January 2021

14 January 2021

blood samples

Researchers have found an existing ovarian cancer blood test is far more predictive than originally thought and could potentially pick up other forms of cancer. Researchers have found an existing ovarian cancer blood test is far more predictive than originally thought and could potentially pick up other forms of cancer.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 28 October 2020

28 October 2020

Pill packet

A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer. A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 18 February 2020

18 February 2020