Tag Archives: ovarian cancer

Studies Show Many Providers Think There is a Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer

Two studies released this week indicate that health care providers believe that the CA-125 and/or the transvaginal ultrasound are appropriate screening tests for ovarian cancer. There is no medical organization … Continue reading 

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Women with BRCA mutations getting diagnosed younger

Women with a  BRCA mutation – which increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer – are getting diagnosed younger than their families members were. Earlier generations of women in … Continue reading 

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New Insights into BRCA1 Mechanism

A study published in Nature posits that the BRCA1 mutation prevents cancer by preventing transcription of certain kinds of DNA sequences. Women with mutations in the BRCA1 genes are at … Continue reading 

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The Cancer Genome Atlas presents initial results on ovarian cancer

Earlier this week, research related to the genetics of ovarian cancer was released. The data show that there is an enormous about of  genetic variation between ovarian cancers, unlike some other … Continue reading 

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Update on Medicare Coverage for Avastin (bevacizumab)

Months ago, we told you about a Medicare contractor who was denying coverage of Avastin for patients with ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has worked with Members of … Continue reading 

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