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Apr 15, 2013 at 7:57 AM
DNA may be the building block of life, but can something taken from it also be the building block of a multimillion-dollar medical monopoly?
Mar 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM
A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, scientists reported Wednesday.
Jan 12, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity.
Nov 7, 2012 at 8:22 AM
A trial has been scheduled for early next year in the lawsuit filed against an upstate New York church by a man whose leg had to be amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him.
Oct 4, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice - a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to stop worrying about the ticking of their biological clocks and perhaps even help couples...
Sep 24, 2012 at 8:06 AM
Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments, perhaps with some drugs already in use.
Sep 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM
The nation's largest cancer center is launching a massive "moonshot" effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.
Jun 5, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Fighting stage-four ovarian cancer, Carol Delzatto has more doctor appointments than she cares to count. But this day, she is beaming as Dr. Pamela Sutton comes into sight, greeting her patient and calling her beautiful.
Mar 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM
Martha Bilyeu spends a lot of time visiting with friends at a family-style restaurant in Albany. Bilyeu used to work at Sweet Waters, and now in her time of need, the restaurant is giving back.
Mar 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers.
Feb 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs.
Feb 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM
Federal regulators said Tuesday that they've approved new suppliers for two crucial cancer drugs, easing critical shortages - at least for the time being - that have patients worried about missing life-saving treatments.
Feb 10, 2012 at 4:39 PM

The following is information from the American Cancer Society:

The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States are for 2012:

About 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer
Feb 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM
Life was picture perfect for Jane Baumgart: a wonderful marriage, two beautiful children and a career as a nurse. Then doctors told her she had ovarian cancer - and less than 3 years to live.
Jan 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM
Recent headlines offered a fresh example of how the health care system subjects people to too many medical tests - this time research showing millions of older women don't need their bones checked for osteoporosis nearly so often.