gynecologic cancer

Hereditary cancers in gynecology:  What clinicians need to know
Hereditary cancers in gynecology: What clinicians need to knowThe contribution of hereditary cancer syndromes to many gynecologic malignancies has been increasingly recognized over the past decade. As they often serve as primary care providers, ob/gyns are uniquely positioned to help identify at-risk women before they develop cancer.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Endometrial CancerA commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 149: Endometrial Cancer
ACOG Guidelines at a glance: Lynch syndromeIdentification and surveillance will help carriers avoid cancer.
Surgical options for reducing risk in BRCA mutation carriers
Surgical options for reducing risk in BRCA mutation carriersAmong BRCA mutation carriers, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) results in an 80% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer and a 50% reduction in risk of breast cancer if the surgery is performed before the onset of menopause.
Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancerAccording to a new study, women aged 65 and older who have metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk of developing all types of endometrial cancer.
Are women with PCOS at greater risk of cancer?According to a new study in Gynecologic Oncology, women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at greater risk of developing some types of cancer.
ACOG supports salpingectomy for ovarian cancer preventionWomen at risk of ovarian cancer and who are undergoing hysterectomy should be counseled about the possible benefits of salpingectomy, according to a new committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Are Hispanic women more likely to die of endometrial cancer?According to a recent study in Gynecologic Oncology, Hispanic women may be less likely to survive endometrial cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts.
FDA approves Gardasil 9On December 10, 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Gardasil 9 (Human Papillomavirus [HPV] 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) for the prevention of certain diseases caused by 9 types of HPV.
Digital mammography better for screening dense breastsFor screening dense breasts, 3D digital mammography outperforms standard 2D mammography, according to results of a prospective trial of more than 25,000 women.