Ovarian Cancer Canada

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Oophorectomy Reduces Cancer Risk and Mortality in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Carriers

Full article: J Clin Oncol. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print].  An epidemiologic study of 5783 women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations demonstrated that preventive bilateral oophorectomy reduced the … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Veliparib Active in BRCA-Positive Ovarian Cancer

“In a phase 2 study of 50 women with BRCA gene mutations, treatment with veliparib resulted in a 26% objective response rate, according to RECIST criteria. Two of these women … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

BRCA and Risk for Ovarian Cancer: There’s More to the Story

“This meta-analysis revealed, very importantly, that in fact the data suggest a similar degree of protection against the development of ovarian cancer, compared with the baseline risk in women with … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Oophorectomy Prevents Ovarian Cancer

“This is a very important study. It includes a very large patient population followed for a fairly long period of time, confirming earlier reports of the value and the impact … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144778.html  MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Removal of Ovaries Cuts Risk of Cancer Death by 80% for those with Gene Mutation, Study Finds

“The study followed 5,783 women from seven countries with a mutation on their BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene – genes that, when working properly, suppress tumour growth – for nearly six … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Impact of Oophorectomy on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation

“Preventive oophorectomy was associated with an 80% reduction in the risk of ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer in BRCA1 or BRCA2 carriers and a 77% reduction in all-cause mortality.”  … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing for BRCA-related Cancer in Women

Understanding Task Force Recommendations Source: US Preventative Services Task Force

March 3, 2014

Early Surgery in BRCA1 Carriers Lowers Ovarian Cancer Risk

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/821007?src=wnl_edit_tpal&uac=185065HV  Roxanne Nelson Women who carry the BRCA1 genetic mutation should undergo prophylactic oophorectomy by the age of 35 to achieve the greatest reduction in their risk for breast or … Continue reading

March 3, 2014

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