Biotech drugmaker Amgen Inc. reported Wednesday that its experimental drug for ovarian cancer helped patients live 1.8 months longer without their disease spreading, compared with patients getting placebo. The difference was large enough to meet the study's primary goal. Full story
Dr. Susan Domchek, an oncologist and executive director of the Basser Research Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania, Sue Friedman, founder of “Force,” which spreads awareness about breast and ovarian cancer, and NBC News Producer Ali Weinberg join MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to talk about Ange
The risk of ovarian cancer is real, even for women who don’t have a mutation of the BRCA1 gene. There currently isn’t a good screening test for ovarian cancer which means diagnosis sometimes arrives when the disease is in its later stages. For most women, ovaries can be removed endoscopically -- and
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ovarian cancer rates in the U.S. began to decline faster in 2002 around the time many older women went off hormone replacement therapy, according to a new study. Full story
Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines Tuesday when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had underwent a double mastectomy after finding out she had an 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer due to the BRCA1 gene. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
A breast surgeon explains what the Hollywood’s actress’s experience with BRCA-1 means for women (and men) across the country, and how to know if you should be tested.
The TODAY anchors talk about the hot topics of the day, including the return of popular TV shows “24” and “Arrested Development,” and reveal which shows they wish would hit the small screen again.
Fashion designer June Ambrose takes a look at three over-the-top Kentucky Derby hats submitted by TODAY viewers and chooses which deserves the title of “TODAY’s best.”
University of Pennsylvania researchers have created a custom vaccine for ovarian cancer patients out of their own tumor cells, helping prevent a resurgence of the deadly disease. NBC's Mark Barger reports.
A new study presented this week at a meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology in Los Angeles found two out of every three women diagnosed with ovarian cancer could be getting better treatment. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.
U.S. actress and director Angelina Jolie arrives for the screening of the movie 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' at the 62nd Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin in this February 11, 2012 file photo. Oscar-winning actress Jolie said on May 14, 2013 that she had undergone a preventive doub
A Helen’s Flying Frog perches on a branch in Nui Ong Nature Reserve in Vietnam's Binh Thuan Province in this May 23, 2009 handout picture provided by the Australian Museum. Australian biologist Jodi Rowley and Vietnamese colleagues have made a surprise discovery - a new species of flying frog glidin