Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer’

October 6th, 2016

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests

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According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doctors and their patients should not use certain ovarian cancer screening tests because of inaccurate results. Screening tests are designed to detect cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable. Inaccurate tests however, can miss a cancer diagnosis when one is present or falsely […]

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Tags: false, Inaccurate results, News, Ovarian Cancer, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, tests


May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


May 18th, 2015

Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Potentially Game-Changing, says GlobalData

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   LONDON, UK (GlobalData), 12 May 2015 – The encouraging recent results of a 14-year study by the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening could herald a radical departure from the approach established by other screening tests for cancer, providing the final data is sufficiently conclusive, says an analyst with research and consulting firm […]

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Tags: CA-125, GlobalData, News, Ovarian Cancer, screening test, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer


February 20th, 2014

Aspirin as Ovarian Cancer Prevention? Research Says Maybe

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New evidence suggests that an aspirin a day may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. But more research is needed before your doctor will routinely prescribe it for prevention. You may know that low doses of aspirin, taken daily, can help reduce the risk of several serious health issues. Studies have also found that an […]

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Tags: News, Ovarian Cancer, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, Stage I Ovarian Cancer, Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer


November 20th, 2013

Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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Women with BRCA 1/2 mutations who use oral contraceptives (birth control pills) have a significantly reduced risk of ovarian cancer and a non-significantly increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is similar to the risk levels observed in the general population. Inherited mutations […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer


June 21st, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Rates Appeared to Drop Along with a Drop in the Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Ovarian rates began to decline faster in 2002, which is about the same time many older women stopped using hormone replacement therapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often prescribed for women during menopause, which is a natural phase of the female lifecycle […]

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Tags: Health and Wellness, News, Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer


February 7th, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Rates Declining in Breast Cancer Survivors

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The rate of second primary ovarian cancers after first primary breast cancer appears to be on the decline, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than 15,000 die of the disease. Overall incidence […]

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Tags: News, Ovarian Cancer, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, Stage I Ovarian Cancer, Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer


December 3rd, 2012

Diabetes Drug May Help Prevent or Treat Ovarian Cancer

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Metformin, a widely prescribed insulin-lowering drug for diabetes, has been associated with survival in ovarian cancer and is worthy of further study, as it may be considered for the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer.[1] Each year in the United States, roughly 22,000 women are diagnosed […]

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Tags: News, Ovarian Cancer, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Screening/Prevention Ovarian Cancer, Stage I Ovarian Cancer, Stage II-IV Ovarian Cancer


October 18th, 2012

Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Serous Ovarian Cancer

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Women who regularly use aspirin may have a decreased risk of developing serous ovarian cancer, according to the results of a study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women, with an estimated […]

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April 19th, 2012

Healthy Women Need Not Undergo Screening for Ovarian Cancer

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Healthy women at average risk for ovarian cancer do not need to get screened for the disease, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). After a recent review of the data, the government panel has renewed its 2004 recommendation against screening in this population.[1] The term screening refers to the routine use of […]

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March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


February 17th, 2012

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

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A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lynch Syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Renal Cancer, General Retinoblastoma, HBOC, News, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer


February 9th, 2012

Many Doctors Report Screening for Ovarian Cancer

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Despite evidence to the contrary, one in three US physicians who offer primary care to women believe that ovarian cancer screening is effective. These results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Roughly 70% of ovarian cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage, highlighting the importance of developing an ovarian cancer screening strategy that […]

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January 27th, 2012

BRCA Mutations Influence Ovarian Cancer Outcomes

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Among women with ovarian cancer, those who have a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation appear to have better overall survival than those who do not have a BRCA gene mutation. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Inherited mutations in two genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2—have been found to greatly increase the […]

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December 19th, 2011

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Linked with Increased Cancer Risk

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People with myotonic muscular dystrophy may be more likely than people in the general population to develop certain types of cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD) is the most common form of adult-onset muscular dystrophy. The condition is characterized by progressive muscle wasting and […]

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