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2011-05-15 00:02:30

WORD OF HOPEâ“ž¢ Now Available Through New Website, iTunes, YouTube, and Other Online Sources Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 A new ovarian cancer educational podcast series, entitled "WORD of HOPEâ“ž¢," was launched during Women's Health Awareness Week through a collaborative initiative of Libby's Hope (LH) and Women's Oncology Research & Dialogue (WORD). The WORD of HOPEâ“ž¢ Ovarian...

2011-05-12 12:59:00

MADISON, N.J. and AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published online ahead of print in the June 2011 edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology demonstrated that American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) guidelines for determining the likelihood that an ovarian mass is cancerous prior to surgery would accurately identify more women with ovarian cancer if the OVA1 blood test were used in place of the currently recommended CA 125 blood test. The study builds on prior...

2011-05-03 09:00:00

Long-standing medical organization's name now reflects new membership base CHICAGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) has announced that it has revised its name to "The Society of Gynecologic Oncology." The name change, which was approved at the Society's 42nd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer® this past March in Orlando, Florida, recognizes SGO's expanded membership which now includes representatives from the entire cancer...

2011-04-26 14:25:05

A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women. In the comparison trial for treating low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), researchers found that a biweekly dose of dactinomycin had a higher complete response rate than a weekly dose of methotrexate, the more commonly used drug. GTN is a group of rare tumors that involve abnormal growth of cells inside...

2011-04-19 16:54:32

After a woman goes through menopause, it is not normal for her to start bleeding again, said a gynecologic oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine. Most postmenopausal bleeding is caused by atrophy (thinning of the cervix); however, in some cases bleeding is a sign of endometrial cancer and should not be ignored, said Dr. Concepcion R. Diaz-Arrastia, director of gynecologic oncology and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. When caught in the early stages, endometrial...

2011-04-19 07:15:00

CHICAGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent issue of Gynecologic Oncology, the Foundation for Women's Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, summarizes the successful results of its Research Grants and Awards Program. To date, the Foundation has awarded 82 research grants totaling more than $3.8 million. Uniquely, and in a climate of limited federal support, the Foundation targets young investigators with the hope that "seed" grants will provide...

2011-03-16 07:00:00

MIAMI, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicholas C. Lambrou, M.D., FACOG, of Miami Gynecologic Oncology, will present a seminar focusing on the latest advancements in robotic assisted gynecologic oncology surgery with David Kushner, MD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Dr. Lambrou will present to surgeons and surgeon's assistants about minimally invasive procedures performed laparoscopically and robot assisted. His unique operative technique utilizes the latest technology...

2011-03-15 10:31:00

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John P. Curtin, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Education at the NYU Cancer Institute, NYU School of Medicine in New York City, and Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine, has been elected the 43rd President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) at its 42nd Annual Meeting, held March 6-9, 2011, in Orlando, Florida....

2011-03-14 07:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: VRML) -Vermillion, a molecular diagnostics company, announced today the inclusion of OVA1® as part of the recently published ACOG/SGO committee opinion. In the March edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) published an update committee opinion on the role of the obstetrician-gynecologist in the early detection of...

2011-03-10 13:32:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than one year after its opening, the Joan Katz Breast Center (JKBC) announces its new gynecologic cancer navigation, education and patient services, adding this component to the existing breast cancer services. Women can use either complimentary service by contacting the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. "Women with uterine, ovarian, cervical or other gynecologic cancers should not...


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