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New ovarian cancer screening strategy may catch the disease in early stages
New ovarian cancer screening strategy may catch the disease in early stages (August 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Texas - A new screening strategy may prevent many ovarian cancer deaths, according to a report published in Cancer. Researchers developed a screening strategy that measured changes in a blood protein known as CA125 (a known biomarker for the disease). Initially, researchers conducted annual blood tests on a group of 4,000 post-menopausal women. Women were then divided into three risk groups based on the results of these blood tests--low, intermediate or high. Women who were at intermediate risk underwent another blood test in three months, and those at high risk received a transvaginal ultrasound. Results showed that 10 women underwent surgery based on their ultrasounds, 4 of whom had ovarian cancer. The specificity of this strategy was 99.9% and all of the cancer discovered were in an early stage.
 
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