Ovarian Cancer Canada

Western Regional Blog – BC, YK, AB, NWT and Nunavut

Screening for Breast Cancer Recommendations

Whatever your age, you should know what is normal for your breasts and tell your doctor if you notice any changes. Once you reach a certain age, you can also … Continue reading

April 22, 2014

Prevention of Palmar–Plantar Erythrodysesthesia in Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Given the observation that elevated concentrations of doxorubicin are found in eccrine sweat glands

April 22, 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

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

A Fresh Case for Breast Self-Exams

By RONI CARYN RABIN http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/a-fresh-case-for-breast-self-exams/?smid=tw-share  Scientists produced dismal news last week about mammograms. After tracking 90,000 women for 25 years, researchers in Canada found that those who received regular mammograms … Continue reading

March 3, 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

Annual Mammograms Don’t Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, Study Contends

Some outside experts cite flaws in the 25-year review of screening’s effects on women http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144546.html TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The value of yearly mammograms is under fire … Continue reading

March 3, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Research in BC

The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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