Navigation Links
Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer
Date:3/20/2009

Even finding it early may not save lives, researchers say,,,,

FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- A screening regimen that combines ultrasound and a blood test to detect CA125, a marker for ovarian cancer, fails to discover the cancer in its early stages and often results in unnecessary surgery, a new study shows.

This finding contrasts with another recent study that found that these same two tests did find early cancer. Taken together, experts say these studies highlight the need to find an effective screening method for this deadly cancer, which is often called the "silent killer."

"The jury is still out on the efficacy of screening with CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound in terms of reducing the mortality rate of ovarian cancer," said lead researcher Dr. Edward Partridge, director of the University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center.

"In this study, we do not have mortality data on the screening versus the non-screening group, so no conclusions can be made of the impact of screening with CA125 and transvaginal ultrasound," he added.

This study only reports data on women who were screened, Partridge noted. "We learned that the positive predictive value for the combination of tests is pretty low -- in the 1 to 1.3 percent range," he said. "A substantial number of the tests are false positives."

In addition, screening with transvaginal ultrasound lead to a higher rate of surgery for positive findings than positive CA125, Partridge said. "Transvaginal ultrasound leads to more 'unnecessary' surgeries," he said.

And a high percentage of the cancers detected through screening were late-stage malignancies, Partridge said. "If you detect them at a late stage, it is unlikely that you are going to impact mortality," he said. "In order to affect mortality, one has to detect them at an earlier stage."

The report is published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gyne
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Radiation and drug combo helps boost efficacy of lung cancer treatment
2. Aerobic, Weight Training Combo Best Against Diabetes
3. New antibiotic drug combo to speed up treatment of tuberculosis
4. Drug Combo Helps Fight Marfan Syndrome
5. Drug Combo Blocks Pain Without Impairing Movement
6. Two-Drug Combo Fights Brain Tumors
7. CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival
8. Drug Combo Boosts Multiple Myeloma Survival
9. Drug Combos Effective Against Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancers Spread
11. Drug Combo With Antibiotic May Slow MS Progression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Combo Screening Doesn't Spot Early Ovarian Cancer
(Date:1/22/2015)... Padre Murphy's and Owner Tom Boyle in ... Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's passion for others' ... including NFL greats, treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has ... the cause in the valley. The most recent plans for ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s ... maternity wedding dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com ... for maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal party. ... high quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a ... a commercial auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance ... vehicles. It is no longer necessary to call an agent ... now available online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Yesterday, Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los ... Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored by the California Healthcare ... biomedical science, medical device and pharmaceutical innovation in ... “2014 Life Sciences Champion” award from CHI President ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and the American ... effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the top ... AMA journals available via its subscription services, EBSCO will now ... , Long known as both a subscription agency and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... determined that green onions likely caused a recent outbreak ... 500 people and killed three.//, ,Bill Zavertnik, Chi-Chi's ... officials confirmed that Chi-Chi's employees were not the source ... have done to prevent the outbreak and that it ...
... you were when you heard about the World Trade Center ... forget. But why? A new study finds lasting memories are ... protein kinase C.// ,Researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist ... of the Society of Neuroscience in New Orleans. Researchers say ...
... A simple vitamin supplement could significantly reduce the number of ... finds a new study.// ,AMD, which is caused by ... of blindness among older people. A couple of years ago, ... of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and beta carotene, along ...
... see it as a promising alternative treatment for breast ... ,Thousands of women have already sought out the therapy, ... after breast cancer is diagnosed, instead of the six ... its long-term benefits remain unproven, some experts caution.,That's why ...
... significant role in the development of colon cancer, find ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.,// ,Research ... of cancer. Most of these studies link the condition ... specific genes. In this study, investigators from Vanderbilt Institute ...
... before and after knee replacement surgery significantly reduces pain ... Center in Chicago studied 70 patients who were undergoing ... assigned to receive 50 milligrams of an oral NSAID ... 50 milligrams each day for five days after surgery, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... ATLANTA , Jan. 23, 2015 More than a ... a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription ... to a report in this week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ... health care providers to treat moderate to severe pain.  They ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand hygiene monitoring, ... Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, in ... year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world ... transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Cord Blood America, Inc. ( www.cordblood-america.com ) (OTC Bulletin Board: ... Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule 14A, with the U.S. Securities & ... for shareholders detailing why a "YES" vote to increase the ... As we reflect upon the 2014 fiscal year ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
... More than 60 medical technology manufacturers from across the ... technologies at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference ... transfer offices will make 9-minute company presentations ... and venture capital investors, and other strategic partners at ...
... BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 27, 2011 Inovio Pharmaceuticals, ... in the development of synthetic immunogens against cancers and ... a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the ... Technology Directorate Plum Island Animal Disease Center. This collaboration ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Update: Innovative Companies to Present at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference Today in Washington, D.C. 2Update: Innovative Companies to Present at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference Today in Washington, D.C. 3Update: Innovative Companies to Present at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference Today in Washington, D.C. 4Update: Innovative Companies to Present at AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference Today in Washington, D.C. 5Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 4
Plastic Citrate Tube, .109M / 3.2%...
Inquire...
... EDTA K2 or EDTA K3 tubes. ... therefore blocks the coagulation cascade. Erythrocytes, ... anticoagulated blood sample are stable for ... are for the examination of whole ...
... is a ubiquitous enzyme that catalyzes ... is also the specific protein that ... immunofluorescence (EMA) tests (Bio-Rad catalog number ... serologic tests are highly sensitive and ...
Medicine Products: