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Testing for inherited mutations could benefit men with advanced prostate cancer

July 6, 2016 Inherited mutations in genes that function to repair DNA may contribute to metastatic prostate cancer more than previously recognized, according to a study out today in The New England ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Contrary to popular myth, 'the pill' prevents womb cancer, study finds

LONDON Using an oral contraceptive, often referred to as "the pill", gives long-term protection against womb cancer and the longer it is used the greater the reduction in risk, scientists said on ... [via Reuters]

Genetic counseling linked to increased use of preventive ovary removal in women at high risk for ovarian cancer

SAN ANTONIO April 24, 2015Genetic counseling is a preferred method for informing women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations and/or a family history of breast or ovarian cancer about their risks for ... [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk'

Liz Arram: "It's important women don't go on a guilt trip about taking HRT" He specified there would be one extra death for every 1,700 people taking hormone replacement therapy.... [via BBC]

Amgen ovarian cancer drug fails to improve overall survival

Amgen Inc said its experimental ovarian cancer drug did not show statistically significant improvement in overall survival rate in a late-stage trial.... [via Reuters]

AstraZeneca's olaparib may also work in prostate cancer: expert

AstraZeneca's new cancer drug olaparib, which won a green light from European regulators last month for inherited ovarian cancer, could also be used much more widely to treat prostate cancer, ... [via Reuters]

Experimental breast cancer drug holds promise in combination therapy for Ewing sarcoma

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital researchers have identified a promising new triple-drug combination therapy that exploits DNA repair problem in Ewing sarcoma tumors; clinical trials expected to ... [via St. Jude]

New test 'helps identify best ovarian cancer treatment'

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. A new test can help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery, claim scientists.... [via BBC]

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]

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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