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Discoveries offer hope for managing ovarian cancer

Oxford University researchers have found a way to detect ovarian cancer early and identified an enzyme that is key in making ovarian cancer more deadly. Their results, published in two journals and co-funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, provide new research routes for scientists trying to detect and beat the disease. Ovarian cancer … Read more

Researchers trial new drug for women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

A CANCER RESEARCH UK-funded trial of a new drug for patients with advanced breast or ovarian cancer due to inherited gene faults has been launched at the Oxford Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) at the University of Oxford. The trial, led by a team based at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research … Read more

Painful periods research

Women with painful periods show increased sensitivity to pain throughout their cycles, even when there is no background period pain. The brain imaging study carried out at Oxford University shows that period pain is associated with differences in the way the brain processes pain, and that these differences persist throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. The … Read more