A New Test to See If Ovarian Masses Are Cancerous


March 9, 2010

The Wall Street Journal

Doctors and hospitals are getting a new test that many think will help fight ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest cancers, by helping them to more quickly distinguish cancerous from benign growths.

The test, which is called OVA1 and will be available for general use Tuesday, was shown to correctly flag 92% of cancers, when used along with radiological imaging and a standard patient work-up, in a study of 27 hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics. Physicians using their usual detection methods but not OVA1 had previously found 72% of the cancers... read more