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Study Shows 1 in 5 Women with Ovarian Cancer has Inherited Predisposition

“Most women in the study would have been unaware of a genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer because they didn’t have strong family histories that suggested it.” http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26399.aspx By Caroline Arbanas A … Continue reading

February 1, 2014

Precision Oncology

“I’m very confident that, in the future, we will actually be able to develop therapies, either single therapies or, more likely, combinations of therapies that target multiple weak links within these pathways … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Scientists Back Ovarian Cancer Preventative Surgery to Improve Survival

“The research shows a major benefit from undergoing risk-reducing surgery, particularly removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes which reduces the risk of both ovarian cancer greatly and breast cancer by about … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Genetic Profiling Transforms Cancer Treatment Trials

“It’s a new paradigm of trial design for cancer,” said Dr. Esteva. “Going forward, all major drug trials should be designed” to include genetic analyses. Dr. Robert L. Becker, Jr. Dr. … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

In Israel, a Push to Screen for Cancer Gene Leaves Many Conflicted

“Women identified as mutation carriers are showered with resources for early detection and prevention. These women’s risk for developing breast cancer ranges from 45 to 65 percent or higher, depending on family … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

When removing the uterus, leave the ovaries

Though it’s been common practice during hysterectomy to remove a woman’s ovaries, a new study suggests there may be benefits in leaving them intact. Researchers found that women’s risk of … Continue reading

April 16, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies


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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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