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Posts Tagged ‘ovarian cancer’

Focusing on You: Who is a Candidate for Genetic Testing?

Who should consider genetic testing? Why is the process so important? [arve url=”https://youtu.be/IW1bcl4MSeQ” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Rachel Silva-Smith, a genetic counselor with the Department of Genetics at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains what genetic testing is, who is a good candidate, and why certain people should undergo testing to see if they have a…

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PARP Inhibitors Show Promise in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Written by Marilyn Huang, M.D. Gynecologic oncologist Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Institute     About 23,000 cases of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), which includes fallopian tube and primary peritoneal carcinoma, are diagnosed annually, They account for approximately 14,000 deaths, making it the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. Over the past 5 years, the…

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Ovarian Cancer – Or Is It?

Written by Matthew Schlumbrecht, M.D., M.P.H. and  Sophia George, Ph.D. Gynecologic Oncology Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center   In 2020, there will be an estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed and almost 14,000 deaths in the United States. For years, ovarian cancer has remained one of the leading causes of death for women with…

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