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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.

Effect of Childbirth on Risk of Ovarian Cancer Diminishes With Age, But Effect of Oral Contraceptive Use Is Constant

Effect of Childbirth on Risk of Ovarian Cancer Diminishes With Age, But Effect of Oral Contraceptive Use Is Constant

Prior oral contraceptive use is associated with reduced risk for ovarian cancer among women of all ages; however, risk reductions associated with childbirth wane as women age

Optimal Tumor Reduction, Platinum Sensitivity Characterize Long-term Ovarian Cancer Survival

Optimal Tumor Reduction, Platinum Sensitivity Characterize Long-term Ovarian Cancer Survival

Women who are long-term survivors of high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC) usually have platinum-sensitive disease.

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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