Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.
Treatment with Genetically Altered Viruses Targets and Destroys Ovarian Cancer in Mice
Researchers have successfully eliminated chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer cells in mice using a single injection of two viruses genetically combined and altered to be safe, leading to long-term survival and demonstrating a potential breakthrough treatment for women.
HEALTH NOTES: Black and Hispanic Cancer Patients Are Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
A new study has shown that clinical trials for new cancer medications rarely analyze data on safety and effectiveness by race and that black and Hispanic patients are consistently underrepresented among participants.
Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Yale Cancer Center researchers find genetic explanations behind the rapid spread of ovarian cancer
In a breakthrough study, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers have defined the genetic characteristics of primary, metastatic and recurrent ovarian tumors and evaluated new targeted therapies to treat the disease. The findings are reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) online early edition.
Preventive cancer surgery to remove ovaries and fallopian tubes: Yale experts provide insight
Two years after actress Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy, her doctors removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes when a blood test showed early signs of ovarian cancer. For women with the same genetic mutations considering a similar surgery, a personalized approach that examines age and other factors should be considered, according to Yale ovarian cancer experts.
What Black Women With Ovarian Cancer Need to Know About Genetic Testing
If you are a Black American who’s already living with ovarian cancer, genetic testing may not be top of mind. But medical guidelines state that anyone diagnosed with ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer should be offered genetic testing, because it can help you make informed decisions about your cancer journey. Having genetic testing after an ovarian cancer diagnosis could actually mean saving your life, as well as the lives of both the women and men in your family. But, because Black Americans with ovarian cancer are far less likely than white Americans to get genetic testing, it’s important to have all the information and resources available to make sure everyone who needs testing has access to it. “If you don’t know your underlying genetic test results, you can’t be offered life-preserving or lifesaving therapy,” says Elena Ratner, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut.Source: Everyday Health