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Ovacome unveiled results of the biggest patient survey of its kind.
Ovacome unveiled results of the biggest patient survey of its kind, today at the British Gynaecological Cancer Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow. Although almost nine in 10 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer suffer from bloating, in most cases this is not the symptom which prompts them to see their GP.
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A trial for drug ONX- 0801 has shown “very promising” results in study with ovarian cancer.
A small clinical trial saw tumours shrink in 7 of the 15 women taking part. ONX-0801 mimics the ability of folic acid to latch on to cancer cells. Blocking this action causes damage to the DNA and cell death. The researchers hope to carry out bigger clinical trials as soon as possible to confirm the effect of ONX-0801 and that it is safe, as well as which women with ovarian cancer it can effectively help to treat.
MPs and cancer charity Chief Executives send letter to all CCGs regarding earlier diagnosis
All cancer-specific All-Party Parliamentary Groups, Parliamentarians, and 40 cancer charities have joined forces to write to all CCGs in England to highlight the important role they have in improving one-year survival rates, and to offer support in helping to achieve this. You can read the letter here.