Gynecologic Cancer Vitals for March 2017

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We screened 748 studies on Gynecologic Cancer this month. These are the most important.

Lifetime ovulatory cycles linked to ovarian cancer risk in black women

Source: Cancer Causes Control

  • As the number of lifetime number of ovulatory cycles increased, so did the risk for epithelial ovarian cancer in black women, especially among younger women.
  • More study is needed to understand the underlying biological mechanism behind this association.


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Endometrial cancer: radiotherapy is safe, beneficial in elderly patients

Source: Brachytherapy

  • The standard of care in endometrial cancer includes surgery, but elderly patients may have comorbidities that make them unsuitable candidates.
  • Radiation therapy can improve OS, according to a systematic review of 13 studies.


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Bariatric surgery tied to 44% reduced risk for endometrial cancer

Source: Gynecol Oncol

  • Bariatric surgery is associated with reduced risk for female-specific cancers, including those of the breast, endometrium, and ovary, according to a prospective study.


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