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Resources: Treatment for Endometrial Cancer, Uterine Sarcoma

Endometrial Cancer Treatment (PDQ): Treatment Options by Stage  Source: National Cancer Institute   Uterine Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ): Treatment Options by Stage  Source: National Cancer Institute

April 1, 2014

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Risk for Uterine Cancer

Obese women could reduce their risk of developing uterine cancer by as much as 70% with bariatric surgery, according to new research. … It has been estimated that as much … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Improving Oncologic Outcomes in Endometrial Cancer

This review discusses the current evidence base and ongoing investigation of novel treatment strategies for women with high-risk localized and metastatic endometrial cancer.  http://www.practiceupdate.com/journalscan/8350  Abstract  This review will examine existing … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

2013 Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Game Changers

Oral Contraceptive Pills as Primary Prevention for Ovarian Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Peter Kovacs, MD, PhD Havrilesky LJ, Moorman PG, Lowery WJ, et al Obstet Gynecol. 2013;122:139-147 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/818156_2 Summary … Continue reading

January 16, 2014

Use of Cervical Mucus to Screen for Gynecological Malignancies – A Pilot Study

“The results of this study provide evidence that DNA from precursor lesions of high grade ovarian, fallopian tube and endometrial carcinomas can be detected in cervical mucus.” Ihab Lamzabi, Lela Buckingham, … Continue reading

December 12, 2013

Hormone Therapy’s Protection Against Endometrial Cancer Persists in Women’s Health Initiative Follow-Up Study

“The continuous use of estrogen and progestin protects against the development of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, according to extended follow-up findings from the seminal Women’s Health Initiative randomized, placebo-controlled … Continue reading

November 4, 2013

The Role of PARP Inhibitors in the Treatment of Gynecologic Malignancies

“The focus of this review will be on pre-clinical data, current clinical trials, and the future of PARP inhibitors in the treatment of ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer.”  Raquel E. … Continue reading

October 16, 2013

Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer in Women with Lynch Syndrome: Update in Screening and Prevention

Women with Lynch syndrome have an additional need to address the substantial increased lifetime risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. Endometrial or ovarian cancer can be the presenting cancer in … Continue reading

June 21, 2013

Study Establishes Basis for Genomic Classification of Endometrial Cancers

“Proper categorization is important for choosing the best treatment.”  http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2013/nci-01.htm A comprehensive genomic analysis of nearly 400 endometrial tumors suggests that certain molecular characteristics — such as the frequency of … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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