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Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 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.
Jenny Rood | Apr 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.
Tracy Vence | Apr 7, 2015
In a large study, researchers find evidence to suggest that the type and location of a woman’s
mutations may affect her cancer risk.
A Multi-Cancer Diagnostic?
Kate Yandell | Jul 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.
Cancer Pioneer Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
Ovarian Cancer Screen Shows Promise
Chris Palmer | Aug 27, 2013
A blood test for the protein CA-125, coupled with a vaginal ultrasound, can help detect the difficult-to-spot cancer.
Cancer Gene Bonanza
Ed Yong | Mar 27, 2013
International collaboration doubles the number of genetic regions associated with breast, prostate, and ovarian cancers.
Softness Indicates Metastatic Cells
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 14, 2012
The tenderness of cancer cells squeezed by a special apparatus can help pinpoint the ones most likely to spread the disease.
Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 13, 2011
The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.
Lighting Up Ovarian Cancer
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 20, 2011
A new technique that makes ovarian cancer cells glow white allow surgeons to better visualize the tumors they aim to remove.