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New Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Research Act Introduced
Date:10/2/2007

the field of gynecologic oncology, ovarian cancer surgery, and inherited cancer susceptibility. "Women have just recently been made aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, but many of these symptoms can be easily confused with those of other diseases. Development of an effective biomarker screening test is imperative to saving the lives of women with ovarian cancer."

"What we need now is wide-spread action," adds Carol Brown, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and SGO's Government Relations Committee Chair. "The bill has been introduced, but it hasn't been passed yet. We are so appreciative that the Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Research Act has come this far, and we are grateful for the help and support we have received from Congressmen Berman and Hall, but we need to make sure that that this bill is passed. We need every woman, every family, every physician to contact their Congressmen and express their support for the Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers Research Act. It is quite literally -- and quite unfortunately -- a matter of life and death."

Adds Lindy Graham, an ovarian cancer survivor and advocate, "We absolutely need to pass this bill so our daughters, sisters, mothers, friends and neighborhood of women will finally be able to obtain early ovarian cancer detection that will ultimately save lives. No more sneak attacks from this disease!"

About SGO

The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) is a national medical specialty society for physicians trained in the comprehensive management of women's cancers. The Society's membership is primarily comprised of gynecologic oncologists -- obstetrician/gynecologists who undertake an additional 3-4 years of intensive training in the specific study of gynecologic cancers. SGO members provide medical and surgical care to women with ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer. They are trained to in chemotherapy and radiation the
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