The latest ovarian cancer news and blogs from Target Ovarian Cancer, including fundraising, campaigns, research and support news, and blogs from people affected by ovarian cancer. Scroll down for our events listings, including support and fundraising events.

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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Join us and raise awareness of ovarian cancer this September for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.  Ovarian cancer is one of five gynaecological cancers, along with womb cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer and vulval cancer.  Smear tests do not detect ovarian cancer Awareness of ovarian...
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Women with ovarian cancer chatting
Thursday 23 August 2018
Today sees the launch of a pilot NHS ovarian cancer early detection service aimed at women with the BRCA mutation. The pilot, known as the ALDO project (Avoiding Late Diagnosis in Ovarian Cancer), will use a regular blood test measuring CA125 levels to detect ovarian cancer among women with the...
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Niraparib approved for women in Scotland
Monday 13 August 2018
After becoming available in England and Wales in June, gamechanging new ovarian cancer drug niraparib (Zejula®) was today approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). Niraparib works by stopping cancer cells from repairing themselves, effectively crippling them. New targeted treatments,...
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Elaine training for Richmond RunFest
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Elaine is training to run a 10K for her mum who was diagnosed in 2016, and in memory of her mum’s friend Glenda, who died of ovarian cancer earlier this year. Read on for her round-up of why she’s running, how she’s preparing and how the heatwave has affected her training… To me, superheroes aren’t...

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