Cancer patients could be spared unnecessary chemotherapy – and its side effects – by a new blood test that is in clinical trials at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.
The trials, led by Melbourne researchers, are … Read more
By Diane Mapes
Despite its long-standing nickname, ovarian cancer isn’t really a silent killer. There are symptoms; it’s just that they whisper or are commonly mistaken for something else, like aging or irritable bowel syndrome. As a result of this
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Testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from 12 southeastern states … Read more
A sample obtained from routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests used for cervical cancer screening can be subjected to a multiplex panel test, dubbed PapSEEK, to determine whether the sample is positive for endometrial or ovarian cancer, two gynecologic cancers for which … Read more
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
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 Institute… Read more
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
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
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
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
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