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Can Doctors Be Taught How to Talk to Patients?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/can-doctors-be-taught-how-to-talk-to-patients/?nl=health&emc=edit_hh_20140304  Recently one of us attended a daylong retreat designed to help doctors communicate more effectively with patients. The course was taught by a colleague with whom we had consulted … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Intrauterine Factors and Risk of Nonepithelial Ovarian Cancers

This Swedish population-based study followed 1.5 million women for development of sex-cord or germ-cell ovarian tumors. They report, for the first time in the literature, an association between preterm birth … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Measuring the Nature and Duration of Symptoms of Cervical Cancer in Young Women

“Interview-based measure (Cervical Cancer History of Presentation Schedule) for use in a nationwide study of delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer in young women. This will be crucial to enable us … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Trends in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

“…chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a big, big problem; it is one of the more prominent toxicities we have with a number of commonly used chemotherapy agents, such as the platinum agents … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Oophorectomy Prevents Ovarian Cancer

“This is a very important study. It includes a very large patient population followed for a fairly long period of time, confirming earlier reports of the value and the impact … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144778.html  MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Removal of Ovaries Cuts Risk of Cancer Death by 80% for those with Gene Mutation, Study Finds

“The study followed 5,783 women from seven countries with a mutation on their BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene – genes that, when working properly, suppress tumour growth – for nearly six … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Oncofertility in Canada: Cryopreservation and Alternative Options for Future Parenthood

“Cryopreservation techniques are especially feasible options for fertility preservation in the newly diagnosed cancer patient.”  R. Ronn, H.E.G. Holzer  http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/article/view/1360 Abstract  Background Cancer can be a devastating diagnosis. In particular, … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Impact of Oophorectomy on Cancer Incidence and Mortality in Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation

“Preventive oophorectomy was associated with an 80% reduction in the risk of ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer in BRCA1 or BRCA2 carriers and a 77% reduction in all-cause mortality.”  … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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