Navigation Links
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
Date:1/9/2013

hed from the uterus instead of the ovaries, Diaz said, because ovaries are located farther up the reproductive tract and cells must first pass through the fallopian tubes.

Diaz and his colleagues applied the PapGene test to samples from ovarian and endometrial cancers of about 20 women with each type at Johns Hopkins and three other institutions, detecting both early and late-stage disease in both cancers tested.

The test -- which is years away from being available clinically -- would cost less than $100 and perhaps substantially less in several years after more research has been completed, Diaz said, adding that he'd like follow-up studies to include hundreds of women.

Another expert said the findings are "exciting" and indicate that the test has potential.

"Ovarian cancer is really the cancer we have no way of screening for, and no early symptoms, so anything we can do to allow us to pick it up early is very exciting," said Dr. Diana Contreras, director of gynecologic oncology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. "And certainly a test that can be done easily and cheaply is very exciting."

Abnormal bleeding in postmenopausal women is one way uterine cancer can be detected before reaching advanced stages. But ovarian cancer typically presents with vague symptoms easily mistaken for other conditions, making early detection extremely difficult.

Therefore, even a screening test detecting ovarian cancer 40 percent of the time it's present -- especially with no false-positive results -- is superior to what's available, Diaz and Contreras said.

"I think this study says the test has potential," Contreras said. "We must move forward with finding an answer, because ovarian cancer is so deadly."

More information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a Pap test fact sheet
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Red wine, fruit compound could help block fat cell formation
2. Pulse pressure elevation could presage cerebrovascular disease in Alzheimers patients
3. Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care
4. Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors Health: Study
5. Could Menthol Cigarettes Pose Even Higher Stroke Risk?
6. Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
7. Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
8. BMC study shows diverting passengers to elevators could help reduce falls at Logan Airport
9. Discovery could help to develop drugs for organ transplant and cancer patients
10. Feelings of immaturity accompany alcohol misuse into adulthood; discovery could improve treatments
11. Saliva test could dramatically increase detection of oral cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pap Test Could Spot Some Ovarian Cancers, Study Finds
(Date:8/30/2014)... Ticket Down is a reliable ... in NYC. This popular ticket exchange has ... day session, evening session, courtside seats, grandstand seats, general ... Grand Slam Tournament. , The 2014 U.S. Open Tennis ... Tennis Championship: Men's/Women's 3rd Round - Session 11 Tickets ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Acne is a common problem millions of ... nothing more than a daily nuisance, for some, it can have ... acne can even lead to dramatic mood swings and depression. ... to clear up their skin. In some cases, that can make ... trial and error, those on a quest for clearer skin can ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Hundreds of Byetta lawsuits ( ... move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... July 31, 2014, Byetta and Bydureon (an extended-release version ... claims that allege the drugs caused pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer ... these claims are pending in a multidistrict litigation underway ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic ... study finds. Less-educated patients and patients who had ... be "doctor shoppers," said study lead author Dr. Brent Morris, ... said, the study suggests that doctors aren,t talking to one ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... the result of a car accident," said one of ... constant muscle strain in her shoulder and neck area. ... we invented reduced pain and pressure, assisting in comfort ... for the patent-pending PILLOW CRADLE to support the head, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 2Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 3Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 4Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 5Health News:Acne Treatment Reviews Added to Popular Treatment Website 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 2Health News:Byetta Lawsuits Move Forward, as Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Settlements in More than 80 Cases 3Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 2Health News:'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds 3
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- ... than one-third of lower leg injuries treated in U.S. ... Alternative approaches to treatment, such as an emergency hotline ... emergency department resources, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in ...
... A co-worker,s rudeness can have a great impact on relationships ... published online in the Journal of Organizational Behavior . ... intense that, at the end of the day, it is ... the worker,s family and partner, who in turn takes the ...
... -- The risk of deep vein thrombosis -- a sometimes deadly ... surgery -- is low when preventive measures such as anti-clotting drugs ... cases of deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, that occur after general ... study, published in the Aug. 15 online edition of the journal ...
... back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential ... to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the ... poll, in its second year, sought to better understand health ... current economic crisis and the rising number of Californians older ...
... TUESDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking moderate amounts ... dementia, according to a review of previous research. ... Medicine analyzed data from more than 365,000 people who ... 1977. Moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely ...
... new study has shown the Flexible-Fiber CO2 laser to ... (TSC) without the,line of sight problems encountered with conventional ... Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine ... Neurosurgery . This is the first study to report ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds 2Health News:Baylor University study finds consequences of co-worker rudeness are far-reaching 2Health News:Central Catheters May Raise Risk of Blood Clots After Surgery 2Health News:Poll finds two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older 2Health News:Poll finds two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older 3Health News:Poll finds two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older 4Health News:Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Alzheimer's, Other Dementia 2Health News:Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Alzheimer's, Other Dementia 3Health News:Study finds flexible-fiber CO2 laser safe in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Ore. , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  ... SAM Medical Products announced today ... voluntary recall to address a potential issue with ... used for the Axilla application of the SAM ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...  A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... and preliminary long term stricture resolution of benign ... issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Gastroenterology. ... conducted in 11 countries and five continents, and ... (FCSEMS) after extended indwell (i.e., up to 12 ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Medina Medical announced today that Mr. ... the Board of Directors on August 18, 2014. Mr. ... commercialization experience, including over a decade of direct experience ... a Partner of the medical device incubator The Foundry, ... Foundry start-ups. Mr. Engelson previously served as the Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 2Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 3Boston Scientific Study Published In Gastroenterology Reports Successful Management Of Benign Biliary Strictures With Fully Covered Metal Stents 4Medina Medical Announces Erik T. Engelson Joins as Chief Executive Officer 2
... 20 Today, Family Research,Council President Tony Perkins ... Shinya Yamanaka. Thomson, the first to grow human ... in the journals Science,and Cell, respectively, showing that ... human skin cells, without first creating or,destroying human ...
... International,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), a ... Dr. Victor Kiri, formerly with GlaxoSmithKline,as ... Clinical Research,Services business. Dr. Kiri,s responsibilities ... conduct of comparative observational studies, offering,epidemiological ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 2PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 3PAREXEL Expands Late Phase Clinical Research Services and Appoints Leading Pharmacoepidemiology Expert Victor Kiri 4
... an extremely accurate digital A-scan system. The ... probe and fast precise algorithm enables scan ... along the visual axis. The A5500 A-scan ... monitor, built-in thermal printer, 5 different examination ...
... is extremely portable, weighing slightly more than ... system provides a large liquid crystal display. ... noise probe and fast precise algorithm enables ... probe along the visual axis. The Microscan ...
... Accurate, efficient and easy to use. The ... variety of regressive, theoretical, and adaptive IOL ... the patient. Convenient design features improve your ... hands-free operation, audible tone to minimize corneal ...
... Ultrasonic A-Scan offers so many ... package. Besides,its compact and lightweight ... measurement and easy operation.,Furthermore, it ... and manual gate.,NIDEK is proud ...
Medicine Products: