Pap test fluids used in gene-based screening test for two gyn cancers

March 26, 2018

Cervical fluid samples gathered during routine Papanicolaou (Pap) tests are the basis of a new screening test for endometrial and ovarian cancers developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. PapSEEK detects mutations in DNA that have been identified for specific cancers sooner. Earlier detection of cancer could lead to earlier treatment and […]

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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Ovarian Cancer

March 26, 2018

Oncologists explore neoadjuvant therapy, heated chemotherapy and PARP inhibitors to find the right treatment for women with ovarian cancer. BY LEAH LAWRENCE PUBLISHED MARCH 16, 2018 When Susan Baldridge, 62, saw her primary care doctor for some ongoing stomach issues, she never expected that a few days later, she would receive this diagnosis: stage 3c […]

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FDA Approves Test to Identify Women with Increased Risk for Cervical Cancer

March 26, 2018

This HPV-based test can help identify women who are at an increased risk for cervical cancer. BY BRIELLE URCIUOLI PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 13, 2018 BD Onclarity HPV Assay, a test that can detect up to 14 types of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) and provides information on women who are at risk for cervical cancer, received pre-market […]

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HPV vaccine could be mandatory for public school students in Florida

January 31, 2018

By Jana Jones (WFLA) – Children attending public school in Florida may soon be required to be vaccinated for HPV. State Sen. José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami) recently introduced the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act,” which would require all 11 and 12-year-old boys and girls in Florida schools to receive a vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV), […]

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Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium

January 10, 2018

Researcher recommends women limit cadmium intake More than 31,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Through a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, […]

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Christina S. Chu, MD, on HPV and Cervical/Vulvar Cancer

January 10, 2018

2017 NCCN Annual Conference Christina S. Chu, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses the link between human papillomavirus and genital cancers and what is known about the effect of HPV on treatment response and outcome. Source: The ASCO Post – http://www.ascopost.com/videos/2017-nccn-annual-conference/christina-s-chu-md-on-hpv-and-cervicalvulvar-cancer

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Cervical cancer death rates are much higher than thought, study says

January 10, 2018

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) The risk of dying from cervical cancer might be much higher than experts previously thought, and women are encouraged to continue recommended cancer screenings. Black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77% higher than previously thought, and white women are dying at a rate 47% higher, according […]

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How Household Chemicals Can Hurt Young Girls’ Health

January 10, 2018

A new study shows that early-life exposure to certain phthalates — a group of chemicals found in a wide variety of household items including shampoos, perfumes, nail polish, plastic toys, house building materials and more — is linked to lowered thyroid function in young girls. The new study, published in the journal Environment International looked […]

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Lynch Syndrome Is a Common Hereditary Condition That Can Cause Ovarian Cancer—So Why Isn’t Anybody Talking About It?

October 10, 2017

by NELL CASEY, Vogue.com It’s hard to recall a time before BRCA. In the two decades since testing for the two gene mutations—BRCA1 and BRCA2—linked to breast and ovarian cancers became available, tens of thousands of women whose results came back positive have elected to undergo prophylactic surgery, giving rise to the term previvors. Following […]

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