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Date:3/10/2008

The results of a study presented today at the Society of Gynecologic Oncologys 39th Annual Meeting on Womens Cancer offer a promising development on the path toward better management of ovarian cancer. Researchers say testing women suspected of having ovarian cancer for a combination of proteins, or biomarkers in the blood called HE4 and CA 125, could be the key to predicting a womans risk for the disease dubbed the silent killer. Currently there is no adequate diagnostic test for ovarian cancer.

Roughly 20 percent of women will be diagnosed with an ovarian cyst or tumor at some point in their life, and only a small percentage of these women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, said Lead Researcher Richard Moore, M.D., assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a gynecologic oncologist in the Program in Womens Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. The problem is that current methods for distinguishing benign ovarian tumors from malignant ones are limited and as a result, women must undergo surgery without an accurate assessment as to their risk for having ovarian cancer prior to their surgery.

Dr. Moore notes that fewer than half of all ovarian cancer patients have their initial surgery performed by a gynecologic oncologist or surgeon with specialized training in the management of ovarian cancer. Our research is aimed at identifying patients at high risk for harboring an ovarian cancer so that they receive the right care from the right physician.

Currently, CA 125 is the only blood test that can be used to help predict a womans risk for ovarian cancer and to help with the clinical management of the disease. However, CA 125 alone lacks the sensitivity required for the detection of ovarian cancer prompting researchers to look at the ability of combinations of biomarkers to predict the presence of ovarian cancer. Earlier this year, Dr. Moore published results of a pilot study in t
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