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MIOCA IN THE NEWS

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Research Report from ASCO 2013

June 27, 2013

The Alliance leadership recently attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, an event that annually gathers thousands of cancer researchers from around the world. Many new studies on or related to ovarian cancer were presented at this year’s meeting and were summarized by the Alliance. Read the <link href="http://www.ovariancancer.org/report-from-asco-2013-new-research-on-ovarian-cancer/">summary</link>&amp;nbsp;here as well as some other relevant research presented at the meeting.

Supreme Court Strikes Down BRCA Gene Patents

June 13, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on June 13 that private companies do not have the right to patent human genes, including those associated with an increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer - the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Many cancer advocates applauded the decision, in the hope it will allow for easier, less expensive access to genetic testing, and&amp;nbsp; more research to be done on these genes.Read the <link href="http://www.ovariancancer.org/2013/06/13/press-release-ovarian-cancer-advocates-praise-supreme-court-decision-on-gene-patents/">statement from the Alliance</link>.Read the <link href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/us/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-may-not-be-patented.html?_r=0">New York Times story</link>.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on June 13 that private companies do not have the right to patent human genes, including those associated with an increased risk of ovarian and breast cancer - the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. Many cancer advocates applauded the decision, in the hope it will allow for easier, less expensive access to genetic testing, and&amp;nbsp; more research to be done on these genes.
Read the <link href="http://www.ovariancancer.org/2013/06/13/press-release-ovarian-cancer-advocates-praise-supreme-court-decision-on-gene-patents/">statement from the Alliance</link>.
Read the <link href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/us/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-may-not-be-patented.html?_r=0">New York Times story</link>.