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Canines Cancer-Sniffing Snouts Showing 90%-Plus Accuracy

Cancer detection dog McBaine is trained to sniff out the odorants that indicate a woman has ovarian cancer, a disease that has no effective test for early detection.... [via Bloomberg]

Large Study Shows Preventive Ovarian Surgery in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Should Be Performed Early for Greatest Benefit | ASCO.org

The findings of a large international prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery ... [via ASCO]

Myriad Falls After Losing Bid to Block Competing Tests

Myriad Genetics Inc. , the biggest maker of tests for hereditary risks of breast and ovarian cancer, fell as much as 13 percent after losing its bid to block competing products while a ... [via Bloomberg]

Court denies Myriad motion to block rival genetic tests

Myriad Genetics Inc said a U.S. court denied its motion to temporarily stop rival Ambry Genetics Corp from selling products similar to Myriad's gene-based cancer test, the latest setback for the ... [via Reuters]

Cancer: New Laser Chemotherapy Could Limit Unpleasant Side Effects - TIME

Researchers have found a way to trigger cancer drugs inside a tumor to potentially minimize the damage of healthy tissue and alleviate the hair loss, fatigue and nausea of conventional chemotherapy.... [via TIME]

Cancer: New Laser Chemotherapy Could Limit Unpleasant Side Effects | TIME.com

Drugs are only activated once inside the tumor, limiting damage to healthy tissue Young girl receiving chemotherapy. I.v in hand.... [via TIME]

Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should remove ovaries by 35

A new study on healthy women with genetic mutations that sharply increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer supports the old adage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.... [via CNN]

Study: Ovarian Removal Reduces Cancer Risk in Women with BRCA | TIME.com

Women with a certain mutation could lower their risk of cancer by removing ovaries Follow @TIMEHealth Women whoinherit a genetic mutation linked to breast and ovarian cancer could reduce their cancer ... [via TIME]

Myriad Genetics Drops After U.S. Cuts Rate for Gene Test

Myriad Genetics Inc. , a provider of gene tests for breast cancer, fell to its lowest value in almost two years after the U.S.... [via Bloomberg]

Assess BRCA risk in women with family history: panel

Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer should be assessed to see if those cancers could be linked to certain mutations, according to new recommendations.... [via Reuters]

Breast cancer rules rewritten in 'landmark' study

What we currently call breast cancer should be thought of as 10 completely separate diseases, according to an international study which has been described as a "landmark".... [via BBC]

Personal Gene Tests Face Stricter Oversight After 23andMe

23andMe Inc.s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold ... [via Bloomberg]

CytRx's cancer treatment meets main goal, shares soar

CytRx Corp said its experimental cancer treatment improved survival rates in untreated soft tissue sarcoma patients without the disease progressing, compared with standard chemotherapy alone, sending ... [via Reuters]

Designer Immune Cells Diminish Cancer in Leukemia Cases

Human immune cells reprogrammed in the laboratory to attack leukemia helped drive out the blood cancer in adults and children with aggressive forms of the disease, according to studies on the new ... [via Bloomberg]

Genetic test maker 23andMe stops marketing after FDA warning

Home genetic test maker 23andMe, which is backed by Google Inc, stopped marketing its products last week after the U.S.... [via Reuters]

Featured Gynecologic Cancers Articles

Gynecologic Cancer Book Section 
 Gynecologic Cancer Book Section. Books related to ovarian and uterine cancer treatment, prevention, screening, survival and support.... [more]

 
Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer Patients with BRCA Live Longer with Standard Treatment 
 For this study, researchers examined 85 advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients with non-AJ BRCA mutations and 116 patients who did not express any type of BRCA mutation. Compared to patients without B... [more]

 
Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer: Questions and Answers 
 In a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, NCI and AARP reported that five or more years of estrogen plus progestin use significantly increased the risk of ovarian ca... [more]

 
The Role of Radiotherapy in the Management of Ovarian Cancer 
 Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other malignancy in the female reproductive system. In the United States, there will be an estimated 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths from ovarian cancer ... [more]

 
Ovarian Cancer: Researches Identify Unique Biomarkers for this Disease 
 ANN ARBOR, Mich - A new way of detecting early ovarian cancer could make a significant dent in this disease, which kills more than 15,000 women a year... [more]

 
Ovarian Cancer Decision Making Resource Published for Patients by Fox Chase Cancer Center 
 Women who consider having their ovaries removed are typically at high-risk because of family history. Some of these women have an inherited predisposition to cancer, identified through genetic testing... [more]

 
Ovarian Cancer Treatment Found to Significantly Improve Survival 
 Ovarian Cancer Update: According to a study published in the January 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, women with Stage III ovarian cancer given a combination of intravenous (IV) and int... [more]

 
Endometrial Cancer: Researchers have developed a customized fitness program to help survivors 
 Researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a customized fitness program to help survivors of endometrial cancer... [more]

 
Cervical Cancer: 15 common myths 
 Ann Arbor - About 9,700 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year.... [more]

 
HPV and Cancer: Human Papillomavirus Questions and Answers 
 Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 100 types of viruses. They are called papillomaviruses because certain types may cause warts, or papillomas, which are benign (noncancerous) tumo... [more]

 
      
      



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