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Endometriosis: a common cause of pelvic pain

March 25, 2013 By Patricia Nicholson http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/health-news/feature-articles/endometriosis-pelvic-pain En francais: http://www.femmesensante.ca/ Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the endometrium – the tissue that lines the uterus – also … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

The incidence of endometrial cancer in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: An international prospective cohort study

Highlights – The risk of endometrial cancer is higher in BRCA1 mutation carriers than in the general population. Tamoxifen use is associated with an increase in the risk of endometrial … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Tubal ligation and risk of ovarian cancer subtypes: a pooled analysis of case-control studies

This study… “found that the protective effects of tubal ligation on ovarian cancer risk were subtype-specific. These findings provide insights into distinct aetiologies of ovarian cancer subtypes and mechanisms underlying … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Two Hot Treatment Approaches Show Promise in Ovarian Cancer

“Two of the hottest treatment approaches in oncology — immunotherapy and antibody–drug conjugates — offer the promise of improved outcomes in difficult-to-treat advanced ovarian cancer, according to 2 studies presentations … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

OCNA’s Report from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2013 Annual Meeting

“At this year’s Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting, numerous presentations and posters explored issues related to ovarian cancer, some of which are summarized below.”   http://www.ovariancancer.org/2013/04/02/report-from-the-society-of-gynecologic-oncology-2013-annual-meeting/ At this year’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Countercurrents: A new kind of breast cancer gene mutation

“A fascinating article, recently published in Nature and titled “Mosaic PPM1D Mutations Are Associated with Predisposition to Breast and Ovarian Cancer” by Nazneen Rahman and her colleagues, is a rare example … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Duloxetine Decreased Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Duloxetine significantly reduced pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in patients with cancer.  JAMA 2013 Apr 02;309(13)1359-1367, EM Lavoie Smith, H Pang, C Cirrincione, et al http://www.practiceupdate.com/Explore/JournalScan/?id=3428&elsca1=emc_enews_expert-insight&elsca2=email&elsca3=practiceupdate_onc&elsca4=oncology&elsca5=newsletter Commentary by Lee S. … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Invasive Cervical Cancer Risk Among HIV-infected Women

This study “is the first multicohort prospective investigation of the relationship between HIV infection, immunosuppression, and incident ICC in North America.“  A North American Multicohort Collaboration Prospective Study Alison G. … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Surgical menopause may prime brain for stroke, Alzheimer’s

“Women who abruptly and prematurely lose estrogen from surgical menopause have a two-fold increase in cognitive decline and dementia.”  Public release date: 28-Mar-2013. Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents … Continue reading

April 20, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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