Scientists at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, United States of America, on Friday, discovered a new treatment for ovarian cancer.
According to sciencelive.com, a science website, the discovery can improve response rates (increase the rate of tumour shrinkage) and prolong the time until the cancer recurs.
“This is a new, exciting, target medication in treating recurrent ovarian cancer. Recurrent ovarian cancer is almost always fatal and new treatments are desperately needed.
“The breakthrough showed a trend in improving survival, although these data are not yet matured” the report added.
Ovarian cancer occurs when a tumour forms in one or both of a woman’s ovaries. Ovarian cancer is often termed a silent killer because its symptoms are not obvious until it gets to an advanced stage.