Blood Test May Spot Inherited Ovarian Cancer

Nearly one in four ovarian cancers are inherited, say researchers who are developing a gene-based blood test to identify women with these hereditary cancers.

The test, which looks for variations in 22 genes known or suspected to predispose women to ovarian cancer, isn’t ready for prime time yet.But if results of the new study can be replicated and the test becomes commercially available, it would be a big advance over the current genetic screen. Read more…

 

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