Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib (05-26-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Olaparib Trade Name: Lynparza For which conditions is this drug approved? Lynparza is used treat women with advanced ovarian cancer who have: a) received previous treatment with three or more prior chemotherapy... Continue Reading

For Optimal Care of Gynecologic Cancers, Consult Your Oncologist About Medication Concerns (02-8-2009)

As a patient or caregiver affected by a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, you can help your gynecologic oncologist ensure that you or your loved one receive the best possible care. Learn all about each prescribed medicine—both new drugs and routine drugs... Continue Reading

Genetic Testing For Women at High Risk of Ovarian Cancer (02-6-2009)

When risk is assessed appropriately and testing is managed effectively, genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations can provide patients at risk of ovarian cancer with information, options, and ultimately empowerment. By Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD, FACOG,... Continue Reading

Understanding Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (02-6-2009)

Recent studies have explored the limitations of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk. As well, these studies have clarified cancer risk among women with and without known genetic mutations. Inherited mutations in two genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2—have... Continue Reading

Four Points to Remember About Heredity and Ovarian Cancer (02-6-2009)

Hereditary predisposition to ovarian cancer accounts for small (5–10%) but significant group of patients. Recognition of this fact allows women and their physicians to assess the role of genetic counseling and testing to determine their risk. If a... Continue Reading

Ask the Doctor: Questions and Answers About Ovarian Cancer (02-6-2009)

With Andrew W. Menzin, MD, FACOG, FACS Q. Is heredity an important factor in ovarian cancer? A. Only 5–10% of ovarian cancers are thought to occur due to a hereditary predisposition. Despite this fact, knowledge of family history is important information... Continue Reading

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