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*Helping*Ovarian Cancer Survivors*Persevere Through*Education

Prevention, Early Detection/Screening & Causes

Prevention:

Prevention of Ovarian Cancer – Information for Health professionals — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, April 20, 2007.

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries –Mayo Clinic/Mayo Foundation For Medical Education & Research, April 10, 2009.

Can Ovarian Cancer Be Prevented? Detailed Guide: Ovarian Cancer – American Cancer Society, August 27, 2009.

Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, — Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, January 23, 2001.

Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, — OncologyChannel, March 31, 2009.

Ovarian Cancer Guide: Prevention, –WedMD, July 10, 2007.

Ovarian Cancer, Prevention — Mayo Clinic, November 11, 2008.

Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, — Health Guide, New York Times website, December 24, 2008.

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective, 2nd  Expert Report, American Institute for Cancer Research & World Cancer Research Fund.

Diet and physical activity: a public health priority, World Health Organization.

Prevention, Women’s Health, Ovarian Cancer, — Imaginis.com, January 10, 2008.

Anti-Cancer:  Explore A New Way of Life, by David Servan-Schreiber, M.D. Ph.D., Webcast Presented by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, August 1, 2009.

Early Dectection and Screening:

What is Screening?Ovarian Cancer Screening PDQ® (Patient Version) – National Cancer Institute, August 28, 2009.  For more detail, see Health Professional Version, October 9, 2009.

Can Ovarian Cancer Be Found Early? — Detailed Guide: Ovarian Cancer — American Cancer Society, August 27, 2009.

Screening for Ovarian Cancer – Information for Health Professionals — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, February 20, 2007.

Close Surveillance For Ovarian Cancer — Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) website.

  • OvPlex™ Ovarian Cancer Test

OvPlex™ Ovarian Cancer Test (approved for use in Australia; ongoing trials in Australia, Singapore & U.K.), manufactured by HealthLinx Limited. [Final Overview & Clinical Guide - PDF Document].

  • OVA1™ Test To Determine Likelihood Of Ovarian Cancer In Women With Pelvic Mass

FDA Clears Vermillion’s “OVA1″ Test To Determine Likelihood of Ovarian Cancer In Women With Pelvic Mass, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, September 15, 2009.

  • OvaSure™ Ovarian Cancer Test

FDA Issues a Warning Letter to LabCorp Regarding The Illegal Marketing of The OvaSure™ Test, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, October 8, 2008.

Lost In Translation? FDA Believes That LabCorp’s Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Test (OvaSure) Lacks Adequate Clinical Validation, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, June 23, 2008.

LabCorp Announces Availability of Ovarian Cancer Blood Test To Assess The Presence of Early Stage Ovarian Cancer, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, June 23, 2008.

Yale Blood Test Detects Early Stage Ovarian Cancer With 99% Accuracy, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, March 14, 2008.

  • Medical Studies

New Study Shows Four-Year Window for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, August 1, 2009.

To Screen or Not To Screen? Ultrasound + CA125 Blood Test Fail to Detect Early Stage Ovarian Cancer, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, March 25, 2009.

Preliminary Findings of a Large British Study Indicate That CA-125 Blood Test & Transvaginal Ultrasound Test Can Detect Early Ovarian Cancer, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, March 10, 2009.

Symptom Screening + CA-125 Blood Test = Better Detection of Early Stage Ovarian Cancer, by Paul Cacciatore, Libby’s H*O*P*E*™ Weblog, June 24, 2008.

Causes & Risk Factors:

Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, Genetics, and Causes — National Cancer Institute.

Understanding Your Risk of Ovarian CancerA Women’s Guide, Women’s Cancer Network, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, 2009.

Do We Know What Causes Ovarian Cancer?; Detailed Guide: Ovarian Cancer — American Cancer Society, August 27, 2009.

Risk Factors, — What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer Booklet – National Cancer Institute, July 17, 2006.

Ovarian Cancer, Risk Factors and PreventionCancerNet, Oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, December 2008.

Ovarian Cancer, Risk Factors — Mayo Clinic website, November 11, 2008.

What Are the Risk Factors For Ovarian Cancer?; Detailed Guide: Ovarian Cancer — American Cancer Society, August 27, 2009.

Guide to Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors — Uptodate.com, May 2009.

Ovarian Cancer: Causes, Health Guide — New York Times website, December 24, 2008.

Risk Factors, Women’s Health, Ovarian Cancer — Imaginis.com, January 10, 2008.

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