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Items Tagged ‘ovarian cancer’

October 27, 2016

“The Pill” associated with better ovarian cancer outcomes

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

If a woman takes oral contraceptives, it provides not only reduced risk of developing ovarian cancer, but also better outcomes if she does get this deadly cancer. “Multiple studies from a variety of sources have indicated that oral contraceptives are associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer, one of the most deadly cancers in […]

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ovarian cancer


September 13, 2016

What is stopping patients from enrolling in clinical trials?

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@meghanknoedler)

Clinical trials are the mechanism through which new and promising therapies for safe, effective cancer treatment ultimately become available.  Not only do trials help identify new or best-practice therapeutic treatment options, but the act of participating in a trial has been shown to actually improve survival. One of the most promising areas of research to […]

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Tags: Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, immunotherapy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, measles virus, ovarian cancer


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