Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing

April 18, 2018 12:02 am

While only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are caused by an inherited gene mutation, genetic testing may benefit people with a strong history of family cancer, an expert in genetics suggests.

This is especially true in families with … Read more

J&J Loses $110 Million Verdict Over Talc Cancer-Link Claim

May 10, 2017 6:46 pm

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a St. Louis jury to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum products.

Imerys Talc America, which provided the talc to J&J, was … Read more

Research Into Talcum Powder–Ovarian Cancer Link

March 31, 2017 4:38 am

An estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, and mortality rates are high if the disease is not caught and treated early.

Members of the clinical community have attempted to identify modifiable … Read more

What You Need To Know About The Claim Linking Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer

October 31, 2016 6:23 pm

As its name suggests, baby powder, a talcum powder blend that absorbs moisture and reduces chafing, used to be a common staple of diaper changing stations in homes all across America.

But Johnson & Johnson, the company that makes the … Read more

Ovarian Cancer and Talc: Did Junk Science Cost Johnson & Johnson?

May 11, 2016 6:08 pm

Johnson & Johnson is an immense pharmaceutical and consumer products company of the type that the public loves to hate. Recently, it’s been getting absolutely killed by juries holding its baby powder responsible for causing several women’s ovarian cancers. The … Read more