Tuesday, July 15, 2008

SGO OvaSure (TM) Statement

The Society of Gynecological Oncologists issued a statement on July 2 regarding the test OvaSure(TM) .

"
After reviewing OvaSure’s materials, it is our opinion that additional research is needed
to validate the test’s effectiveness before offering it to women outside of the context of a
research study conducted with appropriate informed consent under the auspices of an
institutional review board."

For the complete statement click here.

LivingStrong
Dee

6 comments:

Bboo said...

You can now get Ovasure test online. It can be expensive, about $350+, but you don't need a doctor's visit or order. It seems to be only for early detection of ovarian cancer, not a recurrence.
http://www.personalabs.com

Dee said...

The online test is not available in NY,NJ,RI and California as stated on the personalabs.com website.
Dee

Bboo said...

The test has been removed from the Personalabs website without explanation. I read the FDA want to ask more questions of Labcorp and clarify who will benefit from it.
I will let you know if I can find out more.

Dee said...

Thanks for the update.
I was speaking to a Gyn-Onc from Sloan and they said Ovasure should only be used for high risk women until more studies are completed.

Bboo said...

I read this article on CNN.com this morning about a possible marker for detection of ovarian cancer discovered at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is a link to the article - http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/09/23/ovarian.cancer.marker/index.html?iref=mpstoryview
Still early days, but hopeful.

Dee said...

Thanks I read the same article this morning.