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New method increases accuracy of ovarian cancer prognosis and diagnosis


April 15, 2015

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National Science Foundation-funded scientists have uncovered patterns of DNA anomalies that predict how a woman with ovarian cancer will fare significantly better than simply diagnosing the cancer's tumor stage. In addition, these DNA anomalies are the first known indicator of how well a woman will respond to platinum therapy, the main line of defense for ovarian cancer.  Full Story

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University of Utah

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