Ovarian Cancer Link, Talc Powder Products - March 2016

This week, a jury in St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer at age 62 and was a long-time user of the company's talc powder products.

Talc is a cause of ovarian cancer, says Dr Cramer, who was the lead author of the first study ever to link talc use with ovarian cancer in 1982 and who also testified at the Johnson & Johnson trial as a paid expert witness.

He cited 20 well-executed, case-control studies that support the association over the last 30 years, including a recent study he coauthored, which was published just a few months ago (Epidemiology.Published online December 17, 2015).

-reported by Medscape Medical News

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