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Removing fallopian tubes can prevent ovarian cancers without causing menopause. But who’s eligible? | WBUR

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More physicians are calling for fallopian tube removal to prevent ovarian cancer | STAT

More physicians are calling for fallopian tube removal to prevent ovarian cancer By Zeina Mohammed — Boston GlobeFeb. 23, 2023 Ovarian cancer has long been one of the deadliest cancers to strike women. No tests are available to detect it early, so most patients are diagnosed in later stages, when the cancer is more likely to have spread. Fewer than half of women survive 5 years past their diagnosis, and 80 percent have no known risk factors. Now, a growing chorus of physicians is recommending a procedure that can significantly reduce the chances of developing ovarian cancer. The procedure is......

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Fallopian tube removal advised for more women to prevent ovarian cancer | Washington Post

In some cases, those who are done with childbearing may be advised to have tubes removed if they are having another gynecological surgery anyway By Teddy Amenabar, Amy Goldstein and Lindsey Bever To prevent more cases of ovarian cancer, a major research and advocacy group is suggesting an aggressive prevention strategy: remove a woman’s fallopian tubes if she is undergoing pelvic surgery for another reason. The practice would apply to women, trans men or nonbinary people at average risk who don’t plan to have any or additional children. The fallopian tubes are hollow structures that allow eggs to travel from......

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Break Through Barriers To Drive Progress: Cancer Moonshot Pathways | Forbes

Published on August 8, 2022 at Written by Russell Flannery   MIT Professor Tyler Jacks has made a mark in cancer work not only by his research but his ability to bring different organizations together. Through his leadership, Break Through Cancer has spurred a first-of-its-kind collaboration of five of the top cancer research centers in the world: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The effort, funded with $250 million of help from......

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