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Women with Ovarian Cancer Gain Extra Months with Addition of Drug to Standard Chemotherapy

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In a study presented March 28 at the SGO Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, overall survival for women who received standard chemotherapy treatment plus bevacizumab was a median five months longer than for women who received the standard chemotherapy treatment alone.

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Immunotherapy Delays Recurrence for Stage III and IV Ovarian Cancers

Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer. An experimental immunotherapy is in the works that can target an individual woman’s tumor and extend the time period between initial treatment and the cancer’s return.

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Expert Alert – Preventive Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers

Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., an oncologist and gynecologic surgeon, is available to provide context for reporters wishing to better understand preventive surgery for gynecologic cancers in light of Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a cancer prevention strategy.

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Could a Tampon One Day Help Predict Endometrial Cancer? Mayo Clinic Researchers Says Yes

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that it is possible to detect endometrial cancer using tumor DNA picked up by ordinary tampons. The new approach specifically examines DNA samples from vaginal secretions for the presence of chemical “off” switches — known as methylation — that can disable genes that normally keep cancer in check.

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UVA Expert: Doctors Should Educate Women on Less-Regulated Menopausal Hormones

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As prescriptions for less-regulated, custom-compounded menopausal hormones approach the number of prescriptions for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved hormones, a UVA Health System expert said doctors should educate patients on the differences between the hormones.

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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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Dartmouth Investigators Discover Key Indicator for Successful Treatment of Infertile Couples

Study determines if follicle stimulating hormone and estrogen at the upper limits of normal could predict treatment success as measured in live birth rates.

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Risk of Unexpected Sarcoma Being Discovered After Hysterectomy Appears Fairly Low

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Findings may have implications for the risks associated with morcellation.

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Exposure to Low Levels of Common Chemical Shown to Possibly Affect Reproductive Health of Male Newborns

Male infants whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to chemicals called phthalates may have a greater risk of future infertility

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Study Confirms Effectiveness of Device to Improve Bowel Control in Women

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UAB test of the Eclipse System, published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrates success of first device to control fecal incontinence using a vaginal insert.