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News From the Food and Drug Administration
October 18, 2016

Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests Don’t Pass Muster

JAMA. 2016;316(15):1538. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.14614

Physicians and their women patients shouldn’t use screening tests that claim to detect ovarian cancer, the FDA has cautioned.

“Despite extensive research and published studies, there are currently no screening tests for ovarian cancer that are sensitive enough to reliably screen for ovarian cancer without a high number of inaccurate results,” FDA officials said in a statement.

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