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Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

Diabetic patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin for their diabetes had a better survival rate than patients who did not take it. When Mayo Clinic researchers analyzed factors such as the patients’ body mass index, the severity of the cancer, type of chemotherapy and quality of surgery, they found [...]

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Fighting Ovarian Cancer - Twice (pkg.)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Most of them are over the age of 60 but the woman you’re about to meet was diagnosed, the first time, in her 30’s ... and has beat [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

#Chatting about Ovarian Cancer

                                                                MEDIA ALERT: Twitter chat TODAY about ovarian cancer. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is partnering with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to host a Twitter chat moderated by USA TODAY health care journalist Liz Szabo. Join the conversation about ovarian cancer using the Twitter [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Ovarian Cancer Leads Gynecologic Cancer Deaths

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayo Clinic Experts Are Available For Interviews   Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. An estimated 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and more than 15,000 will die [...]

Created by Dana Sparks