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  1. Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer

    March 9, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Nearly one in four ovarian cancers are inherited, say researchers who are developing a gene-based blood test to identify women with these hereditary cancers. The test, which looks for variations in 22 genes known or suspected to predispose women to ovarian cancer, is

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  2. Screening for Ovarian Cancer Saves Few Lives

    Dec. 13, 2010 -- Like breast cancer, the survival rate for ovarian cancer can be high when the disease is detected early, before it spreads. But unlike breast cancer, early detection of ovarian cancer is rare. The long search for effective screening strategies to identify ovarian cancer in average-r

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  3. Hormone Therapy Linked to Ovarian Cancer

    Nov. 9, 2010 -- Postmenopausal women who use hormone replacement therapy face a 29% increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a study. Researchers at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford in England analyzed data from the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nut

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  4. Ovarian Cancer Genes Found

    Sept. 20, 2010 -- A newly-discovered group of genes may help predict a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers say the results may eventually provide a way to more effectively identify and treat women prone to the disease. They also suggest that breast and ovarian cancer may share som

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  5. Genetic Marker Linked to Ovarian Cancer Risk

    July 22, 2010 -- A newly identified genetic marker may help predict ovarian cancer risk, Yale University researchers report online in Cancer Research. Variations in the KRAS gene occur in one-quarter of women with ovarian cancer, and 61% of women with ovarian cancer who have a family history of brea

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  6. Avastin May Help Treat Ovarian Cancer

    June 7, 2010 (Chicago) -- Long-term treatment with the cancer drug Avastin may help keep advanced ovarian cancer in check, a study of more than 1,800 women suggests. Women who took Avastin during standard chemotherapy and for up to 10 months afterward lived for about four months longer -- without si

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  7. New Screening Technique for Ovarian Cancer

    May 20, 2010 -- A new screening approach shows promise for the detection of ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women at average risk of the disease, early testing suggests. The strategy uses a mathematical model that combines a patient's age and changes in blood levels of a protein called CA-125 over

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  8. Pain Relievers May Reduce Cancer Risk

    March 23, 2010 -- For some time, studies have suggested that aspirin and other over-the-counter painkillers may protect against breast and ovarian cancer. Now new research may help explain why. Postmenopausal women in the study who took aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) su

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  9. Good Diet May Aid Ovarian Cancer Survival

    Mar. 4, 2010 -- Women who eat a healthy diet in the years before their ovarian cancer diagnosis may live longer than those who don't, according to a new study. ''Women [in the study] who had a better overall diet quality had a survival advantage over those who did not," says study researcher Therese

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  10. Can Symptoms Predict Ovarian Cancer?

    Jan.  28, 2010 -- When symptoms such as nausea, bloating, or pelvic or abdominal pain suggest ovarian cancer, evaluation results in a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in about 1% of the time, according to a new study. ''This [study] put a number on understanding how many women with [these] symptoms are r

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