Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancer January 21, 2015 By Miranda Hester According 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? January 14, 2015 By Miranda Hester 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 prevention January 07, 2015 By Judith M. Orvos ELS Women 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? January 07, 2015 By Miranda Hester According to a recent study in Gynecologic Oncology, Hispanic women may be less likely to survive endometrial cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts. Caring for patients with chronic pelvic pain The right combination of medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes may help patients with this sometimes stubborn condition. Tamoxifen benefits in breast cancer extend decades Taking tamoxifen for 5 years to prevent breast cancer results in a prophylactic effect that extends over the next 20 years, according to a new report published in in The Lancet Oncology. Digital mammography better for screening dense breasts December 10, 2014 By Judith M. Orvos ELS For screening dense breasts, 3D digital mammography outperforms standard 2D mammography, according to results of a prospective trial of more than 25,000 women. Are uterine contractions linked with IUI success? December 10, 2014 By Miranda Hester Unlike with in vitro fertilization, it appears that uterine contractions may increase the chance of a successful intrauterine insemination (IUI), according to a new study. AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2 November 21, 2014 By Judith M. Orvos ELS A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience. Group compares morcellation techniques for evidence of tissue spillage November 21, 2014 By Susan C. Olmstead An isolation bag for morcellation provides the best specimen containment, according to a study presented at AAGL.