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Improving the odds of surviving cancer

April 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
About 25,000 women in this country are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Many are already in the advanced stages of the disease by the time they're diagnosed. Because there's no good screening test, and the cancer isn't caught in the early stages, overall survival is about 25-percent. But a new discovery may help improve those odds.