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PARP inhibitors and ovarian cancer

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lindaprocopio
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Someone just posted this on the Uterine Cancer Board, and it is such hopeful news for ovarian cancer that I had to pop over and make sure you all saw it too:

Here's a link to the article discussing PARP inhibitors and the recent study results reported by Robert Bazell, NBC's Chief Science and Health Correspondent:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31512315/ns/health-womens_health/

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ladyjogger31
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Thanks linda, that was a very intersting and also encouraging article. It gives a lot of hope.
I love your picture!!!
Hugs and Prayers, Terry

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carol2dogs
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Linda,
Thanks for that link. I saw the piece on tv last night, and it certainly does sound encouraging. I thought it was encouraging just to hear the words "ovarian cancer" in a national news report on cancer. Maybe they do know there are female cancers besides breast cancer! I especially liked the part about the PARP inhibitors probably being useful in OVCA even for people without the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. I hope Mr. Bazell was right in speculating that this research might be fast-tracked because of its potential. Hopefully what is good for treating ovarian cancer just might also be good for treating uterine cancer.
Love and hugs, Carol

kayandok
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Joined: Jun 2008

Thanks Linda, I keep hearing about this and saw a report today on the news, so the website is timely and helpful. I think you have to know if you are BRCA1 or 2 (I haven't been tested and with no ovca or breast cancer in the family, would need to pay $3000 or so to get tested) to get the PARP inhibitors, but certainly worth looking into in detail.
Hugs,
kathleen:)

AndreaLivesHere
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Joined: Aug 2013

Thanks Linda.  Do you have any news or updates regarding the PARP drugs?  I am trying to get BioMarin to allow me to take the drug.

AndreaLivesHere
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Joined: Aug 2013

Thanks Linda.  Do you have any news or updates regarding the PARP drugs?  I am trying to get BioMarin to allow me to take the drug.

tealme
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Joined: Sep 2013

I'm sure Linda would love to be able to respond, but unfortunately, she passed away a couple of years ago. Frown Be careful when dredging up years-old threads. It's best to just start a fresh one.

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