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Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door for Ovarian Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Research

Beth Y. Karlan, MDJune 13, 2013

Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that human genes cannot be patented.  This ruling has broad implications for our work in gynecologic and breast cancers, and for genetic research in many other fields.  It is a big step forward towards our goals of individualized medicine and cancer risk assessments. The case originated Read On

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From the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Beth Y. Karlan, MDJune 5, 2013

Greetings from Chicago – I have just wrapped up four days of meetings, presentations and exciting discussions at the 49th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  Each day was non-stop – early morning until late evening – filled with over 2700 presentations to OVER 30,000 participants, representing over 100 countries where Read On

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My Challenge to You

Beth Y. Karlan, MDOctober 16, 2012

For many reasons Fall is one of my favorite times ofyear.  Crisp cool days, football games, extra holidays, and of course, Cedars-Sinai’s annual run for her® 5K Run and Friendship Walk. This year, our 8th run for her® event will be Sunday, November 11.  I am always so inspired—and grateful to meet many thousands of Read On

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