Whether you’ve already been diagnosed, or you want to know your risk, health experts can test your DNA to determine your chances of developing cancer.
“The testing itself determines whether or not they have inherited this broken gene that could … Read more
By: Marilynn Marchione
Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests … Read more
More research is needed on the other genetic mutations, besides BRCA, that patients with ovarian cancer harbor so that they can be used to help plan treatments.
However, there is hope for such research to emerge. Ophira Ginsburg, M.D., director … Read more
Pathologists and oncologists work closely together to treat patients with cancer, and will continue to do so as more individualized treatments become popular. In ovarian cancer, tumors evolve over time, making this relationship between members of the treatment team even … Read more
Women who have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer are more likely to be affected by cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cavity. This is thought to be due to a mutation in one of … Read more
Testing for a gene commonly mutated in ovarian cancers could pick out patients who will respond well to a promising new class of cancer drugs, a major new study reveals.
Scientists found that defects in a gene called ARID1A caused … Read more
Over the past 20 years, Nazneen Rahman has identified a steady stream of genes that influence the risk of breast, ovarian, and childhood cancers—work that has earned her scientific, popular, and even royal acclaim. But her latest accomplishment, and one … Read more