Composite marker identified most early-stage ovarian cancers

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p16
The article reports on a U.S. study which found that combining a symptoms index and the CA125 blood test more accurately detected ovarian cancer than conducting either test alone. The researchers used logistic regression analysis to establish whether the symptoms index predicted cancer in the study participants, which included 75 women with ovarian cancer and 254 healthy women with a family history of cancer. Combining the survey and the CA125 test helped identify 89.3% of the women with cancer.


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