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No Clinical Benefit to Expanding Gene Panel Beyond Ovarian and Breast Cancer Genes in High-risk Women

Expanding a panel of tested genes beyond the known breast and ovarian cancer-specific genes in patients with breast and ovarian cancer did not confer any clinical benefit.

Obesity Can Mask Ovarian Cancer Symptoms in African American Women

Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.

Nuclear Imaging Offers Noninvasive Assessment of Early Stage Cervical Cancer

In patients with cervical cancer who do not have enlarged lymph nodes, SPECT-MRI imaging of their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) could assess whether metastases are present.

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Telephone Follow-Up Effective for Stage I Endometrial Cancer

Nurse-based telephone follow-up was as effective as traditional hospital based follow-up for for stage I endometrial cancer.

Mastectomy Increases Life Expectancy in Younger Women With Ovarian Cancer

Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) can increase life expectancy and be cost effective in women up to age 60 years with ovarian cancer as carriers of a BRCA mutation.

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