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Gynecological Oncology News

FDA Approves HPV Test as Initial Screen for Cervical Cancer

4/24/2014 Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids

4/17/2014 'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Program in England a Success, Researchers Report

4/14/2014 Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort

Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

4/14/2014 Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

4/9/2014 Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening

Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

4/8/2014 Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

For Women's Cancers, Where You're Treated Matters

3/24/2014 Patients at highest-volume hospitals live more than a year longer on average, study finds

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

3/12/2014 Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening

Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

3/11/2014 Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer: Report

3/11/2014 Review adds the disease to long list of tumors linked to obesity

Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

3/4/2014 Large population of Australian women were protected to some degree after vaccination, researchers report

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

2/24/2014 HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

2/24/2014 In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

2/19/2014 Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

More Evidence That HPV Vaccine Might Lower Cervical Cancer Risk

2/19/2014 Danish study finds reduction in precancerous lesions for women who got vaccinated in girlhood

Partial HPV Vaccine Series May Help Prevent Genital Warts in Girls

2/11/2014 But Swedish study didn't address more critical issue of cervical cancer prevention

President's Panel Calls for More Girls, Boys to Get HPV Vaccine

2/10/2014 It protects against cancers of the cervix, throat, rectum and penis, but too few getting the shots

Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

2/6/2014 Study of almost 20,000 women found the drug lowered risk by 20 percent

Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power

2/5/2014 Lab study found it also left healthy cells unharmed, but experts say more research needed


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