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Women with IBD may face higher cervical cancer risk

April 1, 2015

A diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in women was found to be associated with increased risk for cervical neoplasia in a population-based nationwide cohort study.

“Our research shows that patients with IBD, specifically Crohn’s disease, are at increased risk for developing cervical cancer, even when undergoing the recommended screening,” Tine Jess, MD, from Statens Serum Institut in Denmark, said in a press release. “These findings provide an important reminder for IBD patients, and their physicians, to follow the recommended screening guidelines for cervical cancer.”

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FANG vaccine stalls disease recurrence in ovarian cancer

April 1, 2015
Treatment with the immunotherapy vaccine FANG was associated with a high rate of T-cell activation and prolonged RFS in patients with stage III/IV ovarian cancer…
Robert L. Coleman, MD Meeting News Coverage

Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy improves OS in recurrent ovarian cancer

March 31, 2015
The addition of bevacizumab to a standard chemotherapy regimen conferred a median 5-month survival improvement among women with ovarian cancer, according to results of a…
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Gynecologic oncologist becomes network's physician director

March 29, 2015
Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD, has been named network physician director of cancer services at Western Connecticut Health Network.Rutherford, a gynecologic oncologist…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia

New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Women with IBD may face higher cervical cancer risk

April 1, 2015
A diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in women was found to be associated with increased risk for cervical neoplasia in a population-based…
Meeting News Coverage

FANG vaccine stalls disease recurrence in ovarian cancer

April 1, 2015
Treatment with the immunotherapy vaccine FANG was associated with a high rate of T-cell activation and prolonged RFS in patients with stage III/IV…
Robert L. Coleman, MD Meeting News Coverage

Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy improves OS in recurrent ovarian cancer

March 31, 2015
The addition of bevacizumab to a standard chemotherapy regimen conferred a median 5-month survival improvement among women with ovarian cancer…
Institution Notes

Gynecologic oncologist becomes network's physician director

March 29, 2015
Thomas J. Rutherford, MD, PhD, has been named network physician director of cancer services at Western Connecticut Health Network.Rutherford, a…
In the Journals

Carboplatin noninferior to cisplatin for metastatic, recurrent cervical cancer

March 26, 2015
Carboplatin-based chemotherapy should be a standard treatment option for metastatic or recurrent cervical cancer, according to findings from a…

Botswana-UPenn partnership, Microsoft to launch telemedicine service in Botswana

March 26, 2015
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership, along with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and others are planning to launch the first telemedicine…
In the Journals

Veterans assigned to women’s health providers more likely to undergo cervical, breast cancer screenings

March 25, 2015
Female veterans assigned to designated women’s health providers at Veterans Affairs are more likely to be screened for cervical and breast…
Charis Eng, MD, PhD In the Journals

PTEN, KLLN mutations provide insight into Cowden disease-related endometrial cancer

March 23, 2015
Clinical predictors such as younger age and a higher PTEN Cleveland Clinic score were associated with the presence of germline PTEN and KLLN
Bradley Monk In the Journals

Trabectedin combination benefits certain patients with advanced ovarian cancer

March 19, 2015
Patients with recurrent ovarian cancer who carry the BRCA1 mutation may experience improved survival when treated with a chemotherapeutic…
In the Journals

Presence of unexpected uterine sarcoma during myomectomy increases with age

March 12, 2015
The risk for unexpected uterine sarcoma in women undergoing myomectomy for presumed benign leiomyoma varied greatly across age groups, according to…
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