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Ovarian Cancers Detected Early May Be Less Aggressive, Calling Effectiveness of Screening into Question
The biology of ovarian cancers discovered at an early stage may render them slower growing and less likely to spread than more aggressive cancers, which typically are discovered in an advanced stage, according to a study led by investigators in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. This finding has implications for the question of whether screening for ovarian cancer could save lives.
Mar. 23, 2009
Largest Study of Fertility Patients Shows Concerns about Embryo Disposition
Fertility patients who are done having children feel responsible for the stored, frozen embryos left over from their treatment, yet more than half are against implanting the embryos in anyone else, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Dec. 4, 2008
An Ethical Argument: Include Pregnant Women in Research
Why aren’t pregnant women included in most clinical trials?
Sept. 26, 2008
Poor Sleep More Dangerous for Women
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center say they may have figured out why poor sleep does more harm to cardiovascular health in women than in men.
Mar. 10, 2008
Yoga Decreases Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors
Durham, NC – Breast cancer survivors often have more severe hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms than other women, yet they have limited...
Mar. 8, 2008
Better Understanding of Tumor Cell Activity May Lead to Targeted Therapies for Young Women with Breast Cancer
DURHAM, N.C. -- When women under 50 develop breast cancer the disease tends to be more aggressive and less responsive to treatment than when it occurs...
June 3, 2007
Cholesterol Could be Key to Treating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
DURHAM, N.C. -- Small amounts of alcohol can interfere with the growth of a fetus, but added cholesterol may help...
Mar. 8, 2007
Quitting Smoking May Be Harder If Mom Smoked During Pregnancy
DURHAM, N.C. -- Quitting smoking may be more difficult for individuals whose mothers smoked during pregnancy, according to animal research conducted by...
Jan. 24, 2007
Loss of Gene in Breast Cancer Signals More Aggressive Disease
DURHAM, N.C. -- Breast cancer cells that lose an important "genetic switch" on their surface are highly likely to spread to other parts of the body,...
Jan. 2, 2007
Pregnant Women With Lupus Face Higher Risk of Complications and Death
DURHAM, N.C. -- Women with systemic lupus who become pregnant are at significantly greater risk for death or other medical complications than are...
Nov. 11, 2006
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