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Ovarian cancer screening to reach patients

Physicians refer to epithelial ovarian cancer as “the silent killer.” With few early symptoms, the disease often goes undetected until it has spread to other parts of the body and it’s too late for curative treatment. It ranks as the deadliest of all gynecological cancers, claiming approximately three of every four women in the United States diagnosed with the disease. Now a scientific team led by Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, has found a way to detect the disease in its earliest stages, and has teamed with biopharmaceutical companies to transfer this technology from the bench to the bedside.In May 2005, Mor and colleagues, in an article in the...

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