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2013-08-29 23:00:17

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women. Approximately 22,000 women are diagnosed annually and 14,000 die from the disease. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention. Expert Available for Interview David A. Fishman, MD, Professor and Fellowship Director in the...

2012-03-23 23:01:42

Unique Website offers need-to-know information and support about genetic testing. SALT LAKE CITY, (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 In conjunction with Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, Myriad Genetics (Nasdaq:MGYN) announces the release of its new genetic testing support website: http://www.mySupport360.com. The site is a unique, personalized resource for information and encouragement about risk testing for hereditary forms of breast, ovarian and other types of cancers, including Hereditary...

2012-01-25 04:45:31

Among women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, patients having a germline (gene change in a reproductive cell that could be passed to offspring) mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes was associated with improved 5-year overall survival, with BRCA2 carriers having the best prognosis, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Germline mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the strongest known genetic risk factors for both breast and epithelial ovarian...

2011-12-12 13:25:40

Women who inherit the cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 from their paternal lineage may get a diagnosis a decade earlier than those women who carry the cancer genes from their mother and her ancestors, according to a new study by researchers at the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, NY. The findings were reported on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Iuliana Shapira, MD, North director of cancer genetics, and her colleagues conducted...

2011-11-02 17:10:00

Genetic counseling and genetic testing used to evaluate risk of hereditary cancers Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The role of genetic testing in healthcare continues to become more complex and significant over time. Genetic counselors use their specialized education in both genetics and counseling to help patients understand complex genetic information and coordinate gene testing, when appropriate. Northern Westchester Hospital is pleased to announce that cancer...

2011-10-26 00:37:54

The study used a quick, accurate genome sequencing method that could become a single test to screen for a broad range of cancers More patients with ovarian carcinoma carry cancer-predisposing mutations, and in more genes, than previously thought. A rapid experimental method for screening genomes has located mutations in 12 genes for inherited cancers of the ovary, fallopian tubes and peritoneum (the thin tissue lining the lower abdomen). More than one-fifth of ovarian cancers arise...

2011-10-12 10:35:42

Among women with a certain type of high-grade ovarian cancer, having BRCA2 genetic mutations, but not BRCA1, was associated with improved overall survival and improved response to chemotherapy, compared to women with BRCA wild-type (genetic type used as a reference to compare genetic mutations), according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA. "Increased surveillance of BRCA1/2 germ line mutation carriers is a generally accepted strategy for detecting early ovarian cancer. Women with...

2011-09-11 17:10:00

FORCE Recognizes Families Affected by Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer with Special Events Throughout the Country (*Previvors are those who carry the gene mutation but have not developed cancer.) (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 You may have your dadâs eyes and your momâs smile, but you can also inherit risk for cancer from either parent. Some families carry a genetic change known as a mutation in genes called BRCA 1 or BRCA 2. These gene changes can cause a very...

2011-07-25 15:51:25

A new analysis has found that many doctors report that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to encourage these services for high-risk women and discourage them for average-risk women. Women with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a substantially increased risk of developing...

2011-07-25 11:51:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Discovered through a new study, many doctors reported in a questionnaire that they do not appropriately offer breast and ovarian cancer counseling and testing services to their female patients. The researchers show that efforts are needed to encourage these services for women at high-risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and discourage them for average-risk women. Little is known about whether physicians are adhering to recommendations related to genetic counseling...


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