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  1. Personalized Ovarian Cancer Treatment?

    Dec. 11, 2009 -- All ovarian cancers are not the same, and a new study suggests gene testing of ovarian tumors may soon allow for more effective ovarian cancer treatment. Researchers found a gene called MAGP2, which has not previously been associated with any type of cancer, was overexpressed in the

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  2. FDA OKs New Ovarian Cancer Blood Test

    Sept. 11, 2009 -- The FDA approved a new ovarian cancer blood test, called OVA1, that can help detect ovarian cancer in a pelvic mass that is already known to require surgery.  In a news release, the FDA says the test helps patients and health care professionals decide what type of surgery should be

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  3. 7 Clues to Ovarian Cancer

    Aug. 25, 2009 -- Seven symptoms often reported to doctors are associated with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from the U.K., dispelling the idea that the deadly cancer is a ''silent killer'' with few clues until the advanced stages. ''Ovarian cancer is not silent, it's noisy," lead author W

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  4. Early Ovarian Cancer: Saving Fertility?

    Aug. 10, 2009 -- For young women with early-stage ovarian cancer, keeping their uterus and at least part of one ovary may not worsen their survival rate, a new study shows. The study, published online in Cancer, focuses on women younger than 50 with stage I epithelial ovarian cancer, the most common

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  5. Hormone Therapy Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

    July 14, 2009 -- Women who are on hormone therapy or who have used it in the recent past are at higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who have never been on hormone therapy, a new study shows. The increase in risk was found regardless of the hormone dose or formulation, whether hormones were take

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  6. Menstrual Periods: Clues to Ovarian Cancer

    July 9, 2009 -- A woman's hormonal activity over her lifetime affects her risk of dying from ovarian cancer, according to a new study. ''From this study, it looks like having a higher number of lifetime ovulatory cycles and starting your period earlier, at a younger age, increase your risk of death

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  7. Baby Born After Ovarian Transplant

    July 1, 2009 -- French doctors report that a woman who banked her ovarian tissue before sickle cell anemia treatment had a baby girl after getting her ovarian tissue transplanted back into her. The woman, whose name has not been made public, gave birth on June 22. "Mother and baby are doing well," P

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  8. New Test for Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer

    March 10, 2009 -- A blood test to detect elevated levels of the protein CA125 -- combined with ultrasound -- may prove to be an effective screening strategy for ovarian cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages, new research suggests. Very early findings from the largest randomized ovarian ca

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  9. Fertility Drugs, Ovarian Cancer: No Link

    Feb. 5, 2009 -- Findings from a newly published study should reassure women who have been treated for infertility and worry that the drugs they took will increase their risk for ovarian cancer. The study found little association between the use of drugs like Clomid and the cancer. There has long bee

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  10. Symptoms Warn of Ovarian Cancer

    June 23, 2008 -- A symptoms checklist, combined with a blood test, can catch 80% of ovarian cancer in its earliest, most curable stages, a new study suggests. Doctors used to call ovarian cancer "the silent killer." That's because it was thought to have no symptoms until the very late stages of dise

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