Navigation Links
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
Date:8/17/2011

ore than 15,000 women die each year as a result of this disease, reports the American Cancer Society.

Most women who develop ovarian cancer aren't diagnosed until the disease is advanced. If it's found early, ovarian cancer has a five-year survival rate of 94 percent, according to the cancer society. Two tests that experts hoped would help change that -- a combination of transvaginal ultrasound and a blood test for CA-125, a marker associated with ovarian cancer -- haven't reduced a woman's risk of dying from ovarian cancer, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Luborsky and her colleagues wanted to try to find a way to detect early cancer or a screening test for who's at high risk for ovarian cancer before the cancer develops. Testing for mesothelin wouldn't work, because it isn't found at high levels until the cancer is advanced.

So, instead of looking for mesothelin, the researchers looked at a group of 109 infertile women, 28 women with ovarian cancer, and 24 women with benign ovarian cysts or tumors to see if these groups had antibodies to mesothelin. They also compared the three groups of women to healthy women to see if mesothelin antibodies were present.

Significant levels of mesothelin antibodies were found in women with ovarian cancer and in women with unexplained infertility or women who were infertile due to premature ovarian failure or ovulation problems. Women who were infertile due to endometriosis didn't have significant levels of mesothelin antibodies, according to the study. Healthy women, and women with benign ovarian growths also didn't have significant levels of mesothelin antibodies, the investigators found.

"There's a lot more we have to learn, but our aim would be for a screening test that could improve detection," said Luborsky.

More information

Learn more about ovarian cancer from the

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Central Catheters May Raise Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery
2. Study Pits New Blood Thinner Against Warfarin For Irregular Heartbeat
3. Study finds popular muscle-boosting supplement does not increase blood flow
4. Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks
5. Many Heart Patients Anemic After Too Many Blood Tests in Hospital
6. Researchers find way to help donor adult blood stem cells overcome transplant rejection
7. Another Blood Test for Alzheimers Shows Promise
8. Infrared Detector May Lead Vampire Bat to Blood
9. Johns Hopkins scientists begin first-of-its-kind research to create blood platelets from stem cells
10. Noninvasive fecal occult blood test effective screen for lower GI tract lesions
11. Scientists show swamp gas protects blood vessels from complications of diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blood Antibody May Signal Start of Ovarian Cancer
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 USARAD Holdings ... teleradiology and specialty telemedicine solutions provider, including ... its existing teleradiology services at Mission Bend ER, ... expert telemedicine services, to the state-of-the-art, 24/7, freestanding ... result of this innovative partnership, there will be ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 The human brain is often ... exercised to help maintain better mental health, according to ... Express: Lose Your Memory in 100 Ways’ for just ... sometimes conflicting attitudes to help keep the reader constantly ... reader must decipher the hidden logic within. , “If ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... released today its 2014 third quarter infection rates ... Texas boasted infection rates of only two percent ... patient satisfaction scores exceeding 98 percent. , “We ... quarter, which included rising satisfaction scores,” said Robert ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to heart ... men to delay care when they have symptoms that spell ... to the hospital with a more severe or advanced stage ... study author Catherine Kreatsoulas, a Fulbright Scholar and research fellow ... news release from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, ... during pregnancy may have effects on genital development in baby ... boys born to moms with greater exposure to a chemical ... the space between the genitals and anus. Anogenital distance is ... exposure to androgens ("male" hormones) during pregnancy. The researchers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:USARAD HOLDINGS INC, SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Pioneers Specialty On-Demand Telemedicine And Second Opinion Service At Houston-Based, Mission Bend Freestanding ER Chain 2Health News:USARAD HOLDINGS INC, SECONDOPINIONS.COM® Pioneers Specialty On-Demand Telemedicine And Second Opinion Service At Houston-Based, Mission Bend Freestanding ER Chain 3Health News:‘Dementia Express’ Offers Contradictory and Sometimes Reverse Thinking, All to Keep its Reader on Their Toes With an Active Mind. 2Health News:Victory Healthcare Releases Q3 Satisfaction, Infection Rates 2Health News:Victory Healthcare Releases Q3 Satisfaction, Infection Rates 3Health News:Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble 2Health News:Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development 2Health News:Plastics' Chemical May Affect Baby Boys' Genital Development 3
... Maharashtra have crashed the efforts of the state to become ... a polio-eradication drive have detected a 9-year old girl with ... affected by the P1 strain of the virus that is ... Chief Minister, Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, and the Health Minister, Dr ...
... weight seems to have a connection, suggests a new ... to // indicate that babies who weigh less than ... down with Irritable Bowel Syndrome , in comparison to ... documented in the Journal "Gut". ,IBS is annoying, ...
... new study in the October issue of Radiology says ... osteoporotic fractures in women with 75 percent accuracy.// Researchers ... plan accordingly., ,"Approximately 45 percent of women have ... and their spine, leading to uncertainty as to how ...
... cells that may also explain how it evades the immune ... of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. ,The ... of Cell Biology. ,Both strains of the herpes ... the mouth, and HSV-2, genital herpes -- can infect the ...
... share vital information with the sincere motive of protecting ... The time is ripe to evolve a cohesive international ... necessitate the sharing of important information regarding influenza virus ... bird flu has taken flight and spread around the ...
... to the scientists from the University of Newcastle, UK, ... disease can eliminate the damage caused in cirrhosis of ... that fibrosis; the scarring linked with cirrhosis is irreversible, ... can be reversed by using Sulphasalazine.,Heavy drinking and obesity ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Formula Predicts Osteoporotic Fracture Risk 2Health News:Herpes Infects Cornea, Evades Immune Cells 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Stryker Orthopaedics, the Official Joint Replacement ... rounding out its debut year of the relationship at ... AZ. This marks the eleventh tournament stop ... the brand has activated on-site with the "Stryker Mobility ... on the importance of joint health.  ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ... technology platform company serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical ... and the United States , ... the Tel Aviv area of ... WuXi,s broad platform of integrated R&D services to local ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Mass. , Oct. 30, 2014 Boston ... to participate in the 2014 Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare ... Phoenix , AZ.  Dan Brennan , executive ... presentation about the company beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. ... A live webcast of the presentation and question ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 2Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 3Stryker Mobility Zone Makes Final Stop Of 2014 At Charles Schwab Cup Championship 4WuXi AppTec Launches Representative Office in Israel, Forms Strategic Collaboration with Pontifax 2Boston Scientific To Participate In 2014 Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare Conference 2
The DSL-05-10-VZM Varicella Zoster IgM Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) kit provides materials for the determination of IgM-class antibodies to Varicella Zoster Virus in human serum. This as...
Inquire...
The CALBIOTECH, INC. (CBI), Mumps IgM ELISA tests system is an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of IgM class antibodies to Mumps in human serum or plasma....
... is comprised of the TEG analyzer and the ... picture of the formation and dissolution of the ... two systems. ,Haemoscope's TEG analyzer is the only ... the reliable and proven model developed by Prof. ...
Medicine Products: