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Most premenopausal women should not undergo oophorectomy due to risks for chronic health conditions

September 29, 2016

Premenopausal women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy demonstrated elevated risk for multiple chronic health conditions, according to results from a historical cohort study.

Consequently, the practice of ovary removal in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women who are not at high risk for malignancy, Walter A. Rocca, MD, MPH, professor in the department of health sciences research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.

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Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. These data…
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IMRT reduces toxicity, improves quality of life in women with cervical, endometrial cancers

September 28, 2016
Women with cervical or endometrial cancers who underwent pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy reported fewer acute genitourinary and gastrointestinal toxicities…
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Telephone helpline increases access to cancer prevention, control programs

September 27, 2016
The addition of a telephone-based cancer control navigation intervention to a helpline’s existing services helped callers access cancer control measures, according…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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VIDEO: Combination therapy with PD-L1, PARP inhibitors appears effective in patients with ovarian, breast cancer

September 8, 2016
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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In the Journals Plus

Most premenopausal women should not undergo oophorectomy due to risks for chronic health conditions

September 29, 2016
Premenopausal women who underwent bilateral oophorectomy demonstrated elevated risk for multiple chronic health conditions, according to results from…

In the Journals Plus

Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA

Meeting News Coverage

IMRT reduces toxicity, improves quality of life in women with cervical, endometrial cancers

September 28, 2016
Women with cervical or endometrial cancers who underwent pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy reported fewer acute genitourinary and…

Meeting News Coverage

Telephone helpline increases access to cancer prevention, control programs

September 27, 2016
The addition of a telephone-based cancer control navigation intervention to a helpline’s existing services helped callers access cancer control…

In the Journals Plus

Patients may have unrealistic expectations of phase 1 oncology trials

September 26, 2016
Nearly half of patients with cancer expected that their tumors would shrink while on a phase 1 study, although the typical response rate observed in…

Chemists develop low-cost, at-home test to detect cancer, malaria

September 20, 2016
Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing at-home paper test strips designed to effectively detect diseases such as cancer and malaria…

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AACR report: Sustained federal commitment required to accelerate cancer research progress

September 20, 2016
Extraordinary therapeutic advances, a renewed bipartisan commitment to medical research and the launch of the national cancer moonshot initiative…

Biden announces steps to improve clinical trials under cancer moonshot

September 19, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden outlined a plan to improve the efficiency and transparency of the U.S. clinical research system as part of the national…

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Infrared laser moxibustion safely, effectively treats cancer-related fatigue

September 16, 2016
Infrared laser moxibustion safely and effectively improved cancer-related fatigue in patients in China, according to a randomized, double blind…

FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to niraparib for ovarian cancer

September 15, 2016
The FDA granted fast track designation to niraparib for the treatment of patients with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or…

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