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Sep 10, 2010 10:15 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Gene researchers make ovarian cancer discovery

Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease.

Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases.

The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the link between cancer and endometriosis.

The study was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

To schedule a cancer screening, contact the Dorcy Cancer Center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo.

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