Items Tagged ‘hereditary’

September 11th, 2017

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so, though the reason for this decrease remains unknown. Ovarian cancer usually has no obvious symptoms but some […]

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Tags: awareness month, genetic testing, hereditary, News, Ovarian Cancer, prevention


September 7th, 2016

MammaPrint Might Help Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Could Safely Opt Out of Chemo

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MammaPrint, a 70-gene signature test, might help healthcare providers and patients determine whether they will derive a benefit from chemotherapy, or if they could safely choose to not receive chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. These results need to be validated, and compared to other tests in order to confirm findings and determine true clinical utility […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, early-stage, hereditary, MammaPrint, News, Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer