Women on Medicare Aren’t Getting Genetic Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

According to a story from medicinenet.com, a recent study found that women on Medicare are not getting genetic tests for BRCA mutations that could lead to ovarian cancer and breast…

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The FDA Has Awarded Fast Track Designation to an Investigational Drug For Certain Forms of Ovarian Cancer
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The FDA Has Awarded Fast Track Designation to an Investigational Drug For Certain Forms of Ovarian Cancer

The United States FDA has awarded Fast Track Designation to the investigational drug AVB-S6-500 for the potential treatment of platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer. You can find out more detailed information…

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Study Finds That BRAF Inhibitors Could be an Effective Treatment for Some Ovarian Cancer Patients
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Study Finds That BRAF Inhibitors Could be an Effective Treatment for Some Ovarian Cancer Patients

According to a story from news-medical.net, a recent study suggests that a class of drugs called BRAF inhibitors could be an effective treatment option for ovarian cancer patients who carry…

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Rare Disease Treatments Cleared For Coverage on NHS Scotland
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Rare Disease Treatments Cleared For Coverage on NHS Scotland

According to a story from Pharma Times, four new medications were recently approved for coverage on the Scottish NHS by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). Some of these drugs are…

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New Study Suggests That Fertility Treatment Doesn’t Increase Risk of Breast, Uterus, or Ovarian Cancer
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New Study Suggests That Fertility Treatment Doesn’t Increase Risk of Breast, Uterus, or Ovarian Cancer

According to a story from whtc.com, a recent study from the UK is calling into question the widely held belief that fertility treatments could increase the risk of ovarian cancer,…

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Important Protein Complex That Allows Certain Cancer Drugs to be Effective is Discovered
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Important Protein Complex That Allows Certain Cancer Drugs to be Effective is Discovered

According to a story from rdmag.com, researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered a critical mechanism that helps facilitate the normal DNA repair process. This mechanism could have implications…

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Chemo Can Save Lives, But More Approaches Are Needed To Handle Its After Effects
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Chemo Can Save Lives, But More Approaches Are Needed To Handle Its After Effects

According to a story from healthline.com, many cancer survivors that have been treated with chemotherapy wind up facing significant challenges after their treatment. One such example is a phenomenon known…

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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought
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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought

According to a story from Fierce Biotech, recent research is highlighting the possibility that PARP inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy that it mostly used to treat breast cancer and…

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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy
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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy

According to a story by the Daily Record UK, Maggie Ritchie found out she was diagnosed with breast cancer and four years later was successfully cancer-free. She attributed the advanced…

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An Application to Extend the Use of Rubraca for Treating Ovarian Cancer has Been Submitted to the European Medicines Agency
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An Application to Extend the Use of Rubraca for Treating Ovarian Cancer has Been Submitted to the European Medicines Agency

Clovis Oncology, Inc. has announced that they have submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The application is to extend the drug Rubraca’s®(rucaparib) marketing authorisation to include maintenance…

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Positive Genetic Test Results for Rare Disease Risk are not Necessarily a Cause for Alarm

According to a story from Global News, direct-to-consumer genetic tests are becoming increasingly popular. These tests can be used to learn new info about your ancient ancestors, closer relatives, and,…

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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community
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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community

According to a story from Jewish Community Voice, the BRCA Founder Outreach Study, which is a national, cancer-focused research study, is offering free screenings for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.…

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Results From a Phase 3 Trial of Lynparza For Treating Ovarian Cancer Have Been Announced
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Results From a Phase 3 Trial of Lynparza For Treating Ovarian Cancer Have Been Announced

Results from a Phase 3 trial of the medicine Lynparza (olaparib) for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in women with the BRCA-mutation have been announced as positive. The full…

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