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Date:5/19/2011

vals from one to three years. The study also found that HPV testing may be more accurate than conventional Pap smear in determining cervical cancer risk.

  • Combined Screening with CA-125 and Transvaginal Ultrasound Does Not Reduce Ovarian Cancer Death Rate, Results in High Number of False Positives: Findings from a large, long-term study the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Screening Trial showed that using a CA-125 blood test and transvaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer did not reduce the risk of dying from the disease, and resulted in a large number of false positives and related follow-up procedures.

  • Novel Screening Approach Suggests PSA Levels Among Men Age 44-50 May Predict Long-Term Risk of Metastatic Prostate Cancer or Prostate Cancer-Related Death: A large, population-based study of Swedish men showed that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels at the time of initial screening among men aged 44 to 50 can accurately predict the risk that a man will die of prostate cancer or develop metastatic prostate cancer up to 30 years later, suggesting half of men could undergo just three PSA tests in a lifetime.

  • Genetic Biomarkers Predict Taxane-Induced Neuropathy: This study identified a genetic biomarker for nerve damage caused by paclitaxal, a complication of chemotherapy that can keep patients from functioning normally and interrupt their treatment.

  • Randomized Study Shows that Maintenance Therapy and PARP Inhibitors Could Play Important Roles in Treatment of Relapsed Ovarian Cancer: A Phase II trial showed that the oral drug olaparib, given after chemo, improved progression-free survival in women with the most common type of relapsed ovarian cancer.

  • Novel Multi-targeted Agent Cabozantinib (XL184) Has Significant Effect on Several Advanced Solid Tumors, and Can Shrink or Eliminate Bone Metastases: Cabozantinib demonstrated high rates of disease control in patients with
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  • Contact: Susie Tappouni
    Susie.Tappouni@asco.org
    571-483-1355
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
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