Kelly Osbourne Relates to Jolie; Says She Also Carries BRCA1 Gene

Angelina Jolie's New York Time piece, in which she revealed she's recently undergone surgery to remove her ovaries following the removal of her breasts, inspired Kelly Osbourne to come forward and publicly announce that she, too, carries the cancer-causing BRCA1 gene. » 3/25/15 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

More Body Fat Increases Ovarian Cancer Risk

"Greater body fatness is a probable cause of ovarian cancer in women," according to a new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research. » 3/11/14 11:00am 3/11/14 11:00am

Frankincense: Good Enough for Baby Jesus, Good Enough for Your Ovaries

Frankincense always seemed like one of the lesser gifts the three wise men gave to baby Jesus—certainly not as good as gold—but new research suggests that the aromatic resin can effectively kill ovarian cancer cells. So it's not that lame after all. » 12/20/13 12:40pm 12/20/13 12:40pm

New Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

For the first time ever researchers have developed an effective strategy for detecting ovarian cancer in its early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials it could be implemented as a routine screening for women. » 8/27/13 11:00am 8/27/13 11:00am

Angelina Jolie Reveals She Recently Underwent Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie writes in a stunning op-ed that she recently underwent the surgery after learning she carries a mutant form of a gene that predisposes her for breast and ovarian cancer. » 5/14/13 12:15am 5/14/13 12:15am

Are You a Lark or an Owl? Your Answer Determines Your Risk for Ovarian…

A study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine that sampled over 1,000 women—389 of whom were in the primary stages of the most common form of ovarian cancer—and 1,832 cancer-free women has determined that working night shifts increases the risk of ovarian cancer. The women interviewed are from 35… » 3/16/13 4:00pm 3/16/13 4:00pm

What You Need to Know About the Groundbreaking New Breast Cancer Study

Researchers behind an unprecedented study that is expected to change the way we understand and treat breast cancer, which kills more than 35,000 U.S. women a year, are calling their findings "the breast-cancer equivalent of putting a man or woman on the moon." Here's how the study could affect you and your loved ones. » 9/24/12 2:45pm 9/24/12 2:45pm

IVF Can Put You At Slightly More Risk For Ovarian Cancer


There has long been speculation that women who undergo in vitro fertilization are at greater risk for ovarian cancer. It's been hard, however, to confirm this link because infertile women have a higher rate of ovarian cancer to start with. So it's difficult to sort out whether it's the underlying infertility or the… » 10/30/11 12:05pm 10/30/11 12:05pm

Study Finds The Wrong Women Are Tested For Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is rare, but it often spreads without causing symptoms and is only detected once it's too late. Genetic testing can determine if a woman is likely to develop the disease, but a troubling study found that many doctors are suggesting the testing for women who don't really need it, while others fail to… » 8/29/11 2:50pm 8/29/11 2:50pm

US Girls Triumph In Google Science Fair

Three US Girls beat out nearly 7,500 other entrants in Google's first-ever international science fair. The grand prize winner, Shree Bose, apparently "discovered a way to improve ovarian cancer treatment for patients when they have built up a resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs." She's won a $50,000 scholarship,… » 7/12/11 6:03pm 7/12/11 6:03pm

Ovarian Cancer Screenings Not So Effective In Saving Lives

According to new research, annual screenings for ovarian cancer would only reduce the cancer's mortality rate by 11%. No currently-available screening program was proven to save lives, as the disease is rare and tends to spread without causing symptoms. » 12/13/10 4:00pm 12/13/10 4:00pm

91-Year-Old Cashier Fights Off Robber; Aussie Ladymag Editor Rails…

• A 91-year-old pharmacy cashier tried to fight off a robber who grabbed a handful of cash from her register. "I want him to get caught because I want to smack him," said Florence Critelli after the attack. » 3/12/10 5:30pm 3/12/10 5:30pm

Women who use talcum powder every day on their genitals are 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to a new Harvard Medical School study. Scientists say powder particles may travel to the ovaries and cause inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. Previous studies have warned about the… » 9/29/08 9:40am 9/29/08 9:40am
Researchers are fine-tuning an experimental breast cancer vaccine » 9/15/08 10:40am 9/15/08 10:40am that may help eliminate 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers. The vaccine - tested in mice - eliminated tumors from HER2-positive cancer, a type of cancer that accounts for 20-30% of breast cancers. The vaccine even worked to eliminate HER2 tumors that…

Unregulated Ovarian Cancer Test With Life-Saving Potential Is Not…

There's a new test for ovarian cancer called OvaSure » 8/26/08 9:30am 8/26/08 9:30am, and some doctors are optimistic that the test could catch the cancer before spreads out of the ovaries and into the rest of the body. According to the , The need for such a test is immense (as is the need for a less embarrassing name - "OvaSure" sounds like a…

Coffee: Causes Miscarriage, Helps Ovaries, And Makes You Fat

Okay, remember the reports earlier this week that coffee and caffeine can terminate a pregnancy and protect ovaries from cancer? Well, news reports today suggest that all that java is making women fat. A report issued by British consumer watchdog group Which? says that "a Starbucks large white chocolate mocha with… » 1/24/08 9:30am 1/24/08 9:30am

Coffee Causes Miscarriage But Prevents Ovarian Cancer

Another day, another study about caffeine. Following yesterday's news that ingesting more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day can double the risk of miscarriage, today coffee is good for women! According to a new study, women who drink 3 or more cups of coffee a day are 20% less likely to develop ovarian cancer… » 1/22/08 10:30am 1/22/08 10:30am

Since we're sure as hell not going to be dieting anytime soon, we thought we would just casually mention a new study that shows women on a low-fat diet manage to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer. Fuck. Oh wait, post-menopausal women? Phew. [NYT] » 10/30/07 5:45pm 10/30/07 5:45pm