gynecologic oncology

Study finds gynecologic oncology ranks highest in robotic surgical proficiencyWhen it comes to robotic surgical dexterity, gynecologic oncology ranks higher than other disciplines, according to the results of a crowd-sourced assessment of technical skills presented at the 46th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology.
Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Is a urine-based test the future of cervical cancer screening?A Phase II study examines the efficacy of a urine-based test in screening for cervical cancer. Also, a study looks at whether cost is the reason why some patients do not adhere to breast cancer medications.
Should women over 65 be screened for cervical cancer?A study questions the existing guidance saying only women over 65 years who have risk factors should be screened for cervical cancer. Also, do placental syndromes increase the risk of cardiovascular disease? Plus: A look at Gardisil 9's safety profile.
Identifying and counseling women with BRCA mutationsWomen with BRCA gene mutations face tough decisions but they have options.
Update on BRCA and ovarian cancerWhat are the current recommendations for managing women who are BRCA 1 or 2 carriers?
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?A new study looks at whether or not women with dense breasts require alternative screening methods. Conventional wisdom about reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure may not be correct. What's the impact of breastfeeding on reducing the recurrence of certain breast cancer types.
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.
Could bisphosphonates reduce risk of bone metastasis in breast cancer?According to a recent study, low-dose oral bisphosphonates administered to prevent or treat postmenopausal osteoporosis may be associated with a lower risk of skeletal metastasis in patients with early- or more advanced-stage breast cancer.
Medicaid reimbursement impacts Pap, mammography screeningAn analysis of data from 46 states and the District of Columbia shows that the level of Medicaid reimbursement for office visits has an impact on likelihood of patient screening with Pap tests and other diagnostics for cancer.