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Researchers were able to slow tumor growth in a mouse model of human ovarian cancer. 

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The new diagnostic works by identifying cancer-associated proteins and DNA in patient blood.

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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2017

Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.

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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By Kerry Grens | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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BRCA Breakthroughs?

By Jenny Rood | April 21, 2015

Color Genomics announces a new, lower-cost BRCA mutation test, while Inserm and Quest Diagnostics reveal plans to pool patient data to investigate rare mutations.

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BRCA Mutations Mapped

By Tracy Vence | April 7, 2015

In a large study, researchers find evidence to suggest that the type and location of a woman’s BRCA1/2 mutations may affect her cancer risk.

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A Multi-Cancer Diagnostic?

By Kate Yandell | July 14, 2014

Researchers report an ability to detect several types of cancer in blood samples based on signatures of immune response, but some are skeptical about the utility of such a test.

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Cancer Pioneer Dies

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2013

Janet Rowley, who earned fame for linking chromosomal abnormalities to cancer in the 1970s, has passed away at age 88 from ovarian cancer.

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Ovarian Cancer Screen Shows Promise

By Chris Palmer | August 27, 2013

A blood test for the protein CA-125, coupled with a vaginal ultrasound, can help detect the difficult-to-spot cancer.

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Cancer Gene Bonanza

By Ed Yong | March 27, 2013

International collaboration doubles the number of genetic regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.

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