Have you ever had a doctor roll his or her eyes or give you the brushoff after mentioning a health concern? If you’re like many women, it may not have been your imagination. As more and more research comes out … Read more
By Diana Swift
Population screening found to be cost-effective for higher income countries
Screening entire populations of women for mutations in breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes could prevent hundreds of thousands of cases in the U.S., and millions globally, … Read more
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%.
By Mark Leiser
A novel blood test accurately detected more than 50 types of cancer with a specificity of 99.3%, according to results … Read more
A recent data analysis found that most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer (92%) experienced abdominal and pelvic-related symptoms and visited a physician with this complaint anywhere from six to 70 months prior to diagnosis.
By Ryan McDonald
Data from a … Read more
High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the course of the disease by testing for TP53 clonal variants in DNA from Pap tests.
By Leah Lawrence
High-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer may be detected earlier in the … Read more
By Stand Up To Cancer
Genetic testing for cancer risk can significantly improve the prevention or treatment of hereditary cancers, but studies have shown that people who might have a genetic risk often don’t get tested. A collaborative Stand Up … Read more
by Marilynn Marchione
For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease.
The test is still experimental. … Read more
By Jo Cavallo
The Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas Study is a large multicenter, case-controlled, observational study of 15,254 participants, 56% with cancer and 44% without cancer, with longitudinal follow-up to support the development of a cell-free DNA (cfDNA) multicancer early … Read more
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.
The researchers discovered that the presence of four proteins together, known as a biomarker panel, … Read more
By Colin C. Pritchard
People of all sexes can have risk genes that are often assumed to affect only women. Renaming the syndrome should aid cancer prevention and treatment, argues Colin C. Pritchard.
I recently had a conversation with my … Read more
Scientists at Uppsala University and the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg say they have developed a blood test that may provide a more precise diagnostic for suspected ovarian cancer that would eliminate the need for exploratory surgery. This could lead … Read more
What is a CA125 blood test?
CA125 is a protein that both men and women have in their blood. The normal level of this is 35 units per millilitre (U/mL), or lower.
A CA125 blood test is used to check … Read more
DNA shed by tumors into the bloodstream is starting to be used for the early detection of cancer and for monitoring how well treatment is working. Such DNA, which is called circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), hasn’t been quite as helpful… Read more
A team of researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in … Read more
By Maria Cohut
Some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, tend to remain undetected until they are too advanced for treatment to be effective. Now, an innovative tool may be able to detect cancer easily, quickly, and in minuscule … Read more
By Michael Murray
There are diseases and health conditions that are essentially invisible to us until it is too late.
When those problems are life-threatening, such as cancer, and if there is a period when something could be done, then … Read more