U.S. To Cover Advanced Genomic Testing For Medicare Cancer Patients

March 19, 2018 7:17 pm

The U.S. government said on Friday it will pay for certain genetic tests for Medicare-eligible patients with advanced cancer, in a bid to help match patients with the drugs most likely to provide benefit.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Read more

Screening Beyond Those With Cancer History May Be More Effective

February 12, 2018 10:32 pm

As genetic testing becomes more accessible with advanced technology and decreased costs, population-based testing for breast and ovarian cancer may be more cost effective in the long run, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer InstituteRead more

Should All Women Be Tested for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Gene Mutations?

January 31, 2018 7:27 pm

Evidence is growing that all women age 30 and older should be tested for the inherited gene mutations that can cause breast and ovarian cancer, according to British researchers.

“We could prevent thousands more ovarian and breast cancers through a … Read more

Blood Test To Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

January 22, 2018 11:06 pm

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look … Read more

With Cancer, Timing Is Everything

January 8, 2018 10:41 pm

I had a family member who was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer 20 years ago and died of the disease at the age of 47. Even though her symptoms appeared a year before her diagnosis with abdominal bloating, indigestion, … Read more

Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer May Become Possible

December 28, 2015 7:21 pm

A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported on Thursday.

The findings come from a 14-year study of … Read more

Knowing About Ovarian Cancer May Save Your Life!

December 1, 2015 8:03 pm

Suppose the mammography had never been invented—how much would we know today about breast cancer? Without it, how many more women might have died from breast cancer? Unlike mammography, no routine test, such as a Pap smear, can yet detect … Read more