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Cancer survivors more likely to have preterm birth, cesarean delivery

Cancer survivors more likely to have preterm birth, cesarean delivery
March 23, 2017

Adult survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers were more likely to experience preterm birth, low birth weight and cesarean delivery compared with births by women never diagnosed with cancer, according to study results.

“Our research suggests that women treated with chemotherapy may continue to have an increased risk for preterm birth in the future,” Hazel B. Nichols, PhD, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, told HemOnc Today.

Combination yields ‘promising’ results for recurrent, BRCA–deficient ovarian cancer

March 23, 2017
Researchers at University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are evaluating a novel treatment combination for women with recurrent ovarian cancer who have…
In the Journals

ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate multiple regions of the…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to ASCO’s State of
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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges in Von Willebrand Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

With the significant variability in the subtypes and clinical manifestations of von Willebrand disease (VWD), diagnosis…
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Immuno-Oncology Forum: Focus on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb; Genentech, Inc.; and Merck & Co., Inc.

Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths in the United States, making it the leading cause of cancer…
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In the Journals Plus

Cancer survivors more likely to have preterm birth, cesarean delivery

March 23, 2017
Adult survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers were more likely to experience preterm birth, low birth weight and cesarean delivery compared…

Combination yields ‘promising’ results for recurrent, BRCA–deficient ovarian cancer

March 23, 2017
Researchers at University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center are evaluating a novel treatment combination for women with recurrent ovarian…

In the Journals

ASCO issues global guidance on HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer

March 22, 2017
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, has released the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that accommodate…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to…

Commentary

Adjuvant and systemic therapy for rare tumors of the uterus and cervix

HemOnc Today, March 25, 2017
Erin K. Crane, MD; Jubilee Brown, MD; R. Wendel Naumann, MD
Gynecologic cancers will account for an estimated 107,470 new cancer diagnoses and 31,600 deaths this year in the United States. Rare gynecologic…

Research into talcum powder–ovarian cancer link reveals ‘troubling’ differences based on study designs

March 21, 2017
An estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, and mortality rates are high if the disease is not…

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Hormonal maintenance therapy prolongs PFS for serous carcinoma of ovary, peritoneum

March 20, 2017
Women with stage II to stage IV low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum demonstrated longer PFS when treated with hormonal maintenance…

Leading cancer organizations: Trump’s proposed NIH budget cuts will threaten research, patient care

March 17, 2017
Many of the nation’s leading research organizations and cancer centers have voiced their opposition to President Donald J. Trump’s…

Open-access ‘knowledgebase’ focuses on clinical relevance of cancer gene mutations

March 16, 2017
Cancer researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an online cancer database designed to streamline the…

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Readmission rates after gynecologic surgery may not be a valid measurement of quality care

March 16, 2017
Surgeons should focus on long-term outcomes for the treatment of ovarian cancer rather than hospital readmission rates after surgery, according to…

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