Gynecologic Cancers

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News: Gynecologic Cancers

Cancer screenings under scrutiny  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
CNNDebbie Saslow, director of breast and gynecologic cancers for the American Cancer Society, likened getting an annual Pap test to getting a mammogram every ...

Early detection key in ovarian cancer  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
Abilene Reporter-NewsOvarian cancer is the most deadly of the gynecologic cancers and is also the fourth leading cause of death in women. This is why Vaughan and Dr. Mark Reedy ...

Burden of proof: Breast cancer changes fall short  -  ‎Nov 20, 2009‎
ReutersHerzog of Columbia University in New York, chairman of an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists subcommittee on gynecologic cancers. ...

Motives for new mammogram guidelines being questioned  -  ‎Nov 17, 2009‎
Examiner.comAccording to the ACS website, Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of breast and gynecologic cancers for the American Cancer Society, says “Women and doctors need ...

Quest Stops Killer With Specialized Diagnostic Software  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
InformationWeekPatients likely to have ovarian cancer can then be referred to surgeons who specialize in gynecologic cancers, since they tend to have better outcomes than ...

Site 'proves' alternative choices are harmful  -  ‎Nov 19, 2009‎
The Exponent2) “Lesbians have higher risks for many of the gynecologic cancers.�? Perhaps those intolerant, judgmental, censorious and bigoted students who want a ...

Oncology Surgeons to perform a benefit concert  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
KFDA...of Disease will perform at the Amarillo Globe Performing Arts Center to raise funds for awareness, early detection and research of gynecologic cancers. ...

El Camino Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Program  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)...more than a quarter of the robotic surgeries at the hospital including the "da Vinci Hysterectomy" with lymph node removal for gynecologic cancers. ...

High dose rate brachytherapy now offered in Bozeman  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Big Sky WeeklyHDR brachytherapy is used to treat certain breast and gynecologic cancers. According to David Koeplin, MD, Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center radiation ...

Bowling Green: Federal Education Grant Funds WKU Super Computer  -  ‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Lane ReportOvarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of cancer deaths in women. ...

Who Needs A Symptom Diary?  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
EmpowHer (blog)But with some diseases, like gynecologic cancers, symptoms are hard to express in quantifiable terms because they are vague and inconsistent. ...

Drug combo helps with repeat cancers in women  -  ‎Jul 15, 2009‎
Vancouver SunAlthough recurrent gynecologic cancers tend to be difficult to treat, topotecan and docetaxel are commonly used in such situations, but not always in

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-I and GnRH-II induce cell ...  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)Endometrial carcinoma is the most common neoplasm of the female genital tract, accounting for nearly one half of all gynecologic cancers in the Western

Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for ...  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release) (press release)Cancer Centers of North Carolina is currently administering HDR primarily on breast and gynecologic cancers. The HDR brachytherapy program at Cancer Centers

Route 19 News Briefs  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Pittsburgh Post GazetteA surgeon, Dr. Comerci, of Sewickley, is trained in all of the effective forms of treatment of gynecologic cancers. He is certified by the American Board of

Hormone Therapy Increases Odds of Ovarian Cancer  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
U.S. News & World ReportAnd, although the absolute risk of ovarian cancer remained low, Morch noted, "ovarian cancer is the most lethal of gynecologic cancers.

Women's Cancer: What You Need To Know  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
North American Press SyndicateTake charge of your health and learn what you can do for yourself and your communities to prevent cervical and other gynecologic cancers.

Advances in Ovarian Tumor Therapy Made at the Lankenau Institute ...  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎ (press release)Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women and remains the leading cause of cancer death from gynecologic cancers.

Weight loss surgery may cut cancer risk  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
ReutersSeverely "obese women are at incredible risk for multiple cancers, primarily breast and (uterus) cancer but also colorectal and other gynecologic cancers,"

Abbott Lab Says New Diagnostic Biomarker Test Shows Promise In ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
RTT NewsOvarian cancer is the main cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the US. ABT is currently trading at $44.48 down $0.51 or 1.13% on a volume of 3.70

Support Groups Serving the Treasure Coast  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
TCPalmThe Treasure Coast Ovarian CancerSupport Group: For ladies suffering from ovarian and other gynecologic cancers and caregivers.Our Savior Lutheran Church,

Eighth Annual HERA Climb4Life Utah Slated for Sept. 17–20  -  ‎Jul 20, 2009‎
PRLog.Org (press release)...which is being used to educate and improve the care of women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers while focusing on innovative research in this field.

Bygone Days, Barbie Boobs and Breast Boosters  -  ‎Jul 11, 2009‎
EmpowHerOne of my favorite references,, suggests that the use of these products may increase the risk of certain gynecologic cancers and may

Cervical cancer might be eradicated, doctors say, by using new vaccine  -  28 Dec 2008
Detroit Free Press,Family physicians will prove key to resolving parents' worries in the future, says Debbie Saslow, director of breast and gynecologic cancers for the

Robot-assisted surgeries becoming common at Strong Memorial Hospital  -  28 Dec 2008
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,...have begun using the robot over the last several years for kidney and bladder procedures, and to remove lymph nodes when treating gynecologic cancers.

SGO 2009 Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer  -  Dec 22, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),Gynecologic oncologists are highly trained subspecialists who provide consultation for and comprehensive management of women with gynecologic cancers.

Do Breast Self-Exams Save Lives?  -  Dec 23, 2008 (press release),...logical that a woman could find her own lump and get medical attention, says Debbie Saslow, PhD, director of breast and gynecologic cancers at the ACS.

New breast cancer treatment coming to Brockton hospitals  -  Dec 15, 2008
Enterprise News,Brachytherapy will also be used to treat other cancers at the hospitals, such as lung and gynecologic cancers, the officials said.

Fujirebio Diagnostics and Roche Diagnostics Sign Agreement for New ...  -  Dec 16, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women.

Study Links Ovarian Cancer Survival To Low Levels of 2 Proteins  -  Dec 18, 2008,Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer among American women occurring in one of every 69 women.

Finding the right mix for head and neck cancer treatment  -  Nov 10, 2008
HemOncToday,The HPV vaccine (Gardasil, Merck) has been approved to prevent gynecologic cancers. Many of the oncologists contacted for this story hope that something

Markey Cancer Foundation Celebrates 30th Year  -  Nov 7, 2008
UK News,This facility enhances Markey's capabilities in many areas, including the treatment of breast, ovarian, and gynecologic cancers.

Westporters receive ADL leadership awards  -  Oct 30, 2008
Westport Minuteman,She served as Chair of Yale University's Discovery to Cure Gala, which raised fund for research in the area of gynecologic cancers and is a speaker for

IT Business Analyst III; AD-21465  -  Jul 9, 2008
Seattle Times, our mission to achieve the same level of excellence in translational research on breast, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal and gynecologic cancers.

Women’s Health Awareness Tip Sheet  -  Jul 10, 2008
Newswise (press release)Most importantly, education and awareness about gynecologic cancers and family history, as well as annual well-woman exams, are keys to reducing the

ADVISORY for 11 am - 2 pm PDT Saturday, June 21  -  Jun 19, 2008
AScribe (press release)The five-year survival rate after treatment for Stage 1 breast and gynecologic cancers is over 90 percent while the five-year survival rate for these same

In Your Town - Quakertown area  -  Jul 11, 2008
Allentown Morning Call,THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY at the Anne McCouch Center, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale, offers the following free programs: ''Gynecologic Cancers Networking Group''

PLAN AHEAD  -  Jun 28, 2008
The Oregonian -,...starts at 7 am at Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson. Proceeds go to OHSU Cancer Institute for gynecologic cancers. More info:

CIG Media Group, LP Launches Clinical Ovarian Cancer  -  Jun 16, 2008
Newswire Today (press release),Clinical Ovarian Cancer is devoted to articles on detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.

Fourth Annual Indian Island Charity Golf Outing  -  Jun 15, 2008,LI OCEANS is a grass roots, survivor led 501(c)3 Not-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against ovarian and gynecologic cancers.

JULY 4 Festival of America  -  Jun 21, 2008
The Oregonian -,Proceeds go to OHSU Cancer Institute for gynecologic cancers. More info: Submit information about Northwest travel events, festivals,

Preclinical Development of a Neutral, Estrogen Receptor-Targeted ...  -  Jun 25, 2008
RedOrbit,...has been well documented (14,15), and successful applications of ^sup 18^F-FES have been reported for endometrial and other gynecologic cancers ( 16).

Names in the news  -  May 15, 2008
Baltimore Sun,Rosenshein has formed a medical team that uses technology to diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers such as ovarian, uterine, cervical and vaginal cancer.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Named Publisher of International ...  -  May 13, 2008
NewsBlaze,The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer provides readers with the latest peer-reviewed research on all gynecologic cancers from across the globe.

Activist calls for health care reform: John Trudell promotes Give ...  -  May 1, 2008
The Olympian,Each year, an estimated 30000 women die of gynecologic cancers. "How high does the body count have to go before we call this an epidemic?" Trudell said.

UC Davis To Hold 3rd Annual “Tee Off for Teal�? Golf Tournament  -  May 1, 2008
Granite Bay Press Tribune,Ovarian cancer claims the life of 16000 women each year and is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers. All women are at risk possibly experiencing

EUR HEALTH UPDATE: One4One campaign to r...  -  May 7, 2008,In addition, the Foundation supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people through programs

Around the Region  -  May 8, 2008
Modesto Bee,...than 100 women will attend the first bilingual/bicultural "Te de Esperanza" (High Tea of Hope) to learn more about the deadliest of gynecologic cancers.

Funding For Ovarian Cancer Hotline  -  Apr 23, 2008
Hudson Valley Press,It is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. Since there is no effective screening tool

Rock fest Saturday to raise funds for cancer alliance  -  Apr 22, 2008,Giveaways and educational segments about gynecologic cancers will take place between band performances. The COM 309 section 301 “Principles of Public

One4One Campaign to Raise $1 Million to Improve Cervical Cancer ...  -  Apr 24, 2008
PR Newswire (press release),In addition, the Foundation supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) unites people through programs

Thomas W. Burke, MD, Elected 40th President of the Society of ...  -  26 Mar 2008
PR Newswire (press release),He has been recognized not only for his clinical and educational activities but also for his national and international presentations on gynecologic cancers

Pregnancy after cancer treatment is increasingly possible  -  Mar 24, 2008
CNNOther gynecologic cancers may require removal of reproductive organs. For those reasons, Runowicz said, it is very important for women to discuss fertility

Neulasta® on First Day of Chemotherapy May Be More Convenient for ...  -  Mar 17, 2008
Cancer Consultants,The administration of the blood cell growth factor Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) on the first day of chemotherapy among women with gynecologic cancers may be as

Statins at Time of Surgery May Improve Survival in Ovarian Cancer  -  Mar 13, 2008
Cancer Consultants,Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death among all gynecologic cancers. One of the most significant factors in prognosis of patients with ovarian

‘Knowledge is power’  -  Mar 20, 2008
New Jersey Jewish Standard,Noy has co-edited a book, "A Stormy Path: A Woman’s Guide to Gynecologic Cancers," and has written a more personal memoir about her experiences as a patient

Specialty Hospitals Associated with Improved Survival in Early ...  -  Mar 19, 2008
Cancer Consultants,Specialized hospitals had gynecologic oncologists on staff and were regional hospitals for treating gynecologic cancers, whereas semispecialized hospitals

Some ovarian cancers resistant to chemo  -  Mar 13, 2008
United Press InternationalHOUSTON, March 13 (UPI) -- US medical scientists have determined recurrent low-grade ovarian cancer is less responsive to chemotherapy than more common

Dear Dr. Shieh  -  Mar 9, 2008
Pacific Daily News,Sharon Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive gynecologic cancers in women. The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer in the general population is one in 70

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