National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
June 2, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 11

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NEWS

Logo for the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009 Annual Meeting Early Chemo to Prevent Ovarian Cancer Recurrence Fails to Increase Survival

A large study has found that women in remission for ovarian cancer who started chemotherapy to prevent a recurrence based on blood levels of the protein CA125 did not live longer than women who started chemotherapy only after symptoms of the disease arose.

The findings, several gynecologic cancer experts said, should influence clinical practice and make clinicians rethink how they monitor patients for recurrence and initiate additional treatments, or salvage therapies. Read more > >

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • Legislative Update

    • Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Reviews Proposed FY2010 Budget

    Cancer.gov Update

    • Tutorial on Targeted Cancer Therapies Available Online
    • U.S. and Canada Collaborate on Cancer Control Web Portal

    Notes

    • NCI's Pastan Awarded Feltrinelli Prize for Medicine
    • Freedman Named a DCCPS Branch Chief

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