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Study Shows BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Should Remove Ovaries by Age 35

The findings of a large international study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery (prophylactic oophorectomy) by age 35. The report studied nearly 5,800 women with specific genetic mutations called... 

High-dose Vitamin C Helps Ovarian Cancer Patients

(February 21, 2014) Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. By evaluating the therapy... 

Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk

(February 10, 2014) Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). ¬†However, further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made. The study, which was conducted as part...