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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday 29 August 2018
Join us and raise awareness of ovarian cancer this September for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month.  Ovarian cancer is one of five gynaecological cancers, along with womb cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal cancer and vulval cancer.  Smear tests do not detect ovarian cancer Awareness of ovarian...
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Niraparib approved for women in Scotland
Monday 13 August 2018
After becoming available in England and Wales in June, gamechanging new ovarian cancer drug niraparib (Zejula®) was today approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC). Niraparib works by stopping cancer cells from repairing themselves, effectively crippling them. New targeted treatments,...
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A woman and her daughter
Wednesday 30 May 2018
About 15 to 20 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer are caused by a genetic mutation and the most common gene mutations are those in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Women in the general population have a two per cent risk of developing ovarian cancer; for women with a BRCA1 mutation this rises to...
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World Ovarian Cancer Day
Wednesday 9 May 2018
For World Ovarian Cancer Day our Chief Executive Annwen Jones wrote an article for NHS England reflecting on the progress being made to tackle the disease and setting out the challenges going forward.  Today I am thinking of the 230,000 women diagnosed worldwide every year and their loved ones as...

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