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Latest Society of Gynecologic Oncology Stories

2014-03-26 08:24:59

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latest special issue of journal Gynecologic Oncology addresses the impact of obesity on gynecologic cancer patients, oncologists and cancer care delivery systems The journal Gynecologic Oncology, the official journal of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, is pleased to announce the launch of a special issue [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00908258/133 ] on gynecologic cancer prevention, treatment and...

2014-03-24 23:23:11

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia Cohen Research Foundation announce today that Dr. Andrew Berchuck has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer/Claudia Cohen Research Foundation Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Researcher. The $50,000 prize is being presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 45th Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer in Tampa. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The Foundation for Women’s Cancer and the Claudia...

2013-06-11 08:32:26

AUSTIN, Texas, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company focused on gynecologic cancers and women's health, OVA1® has received a new statement on clinical validation and medical use issued by the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Citing peer-reviewed publications from two pivotal clinical studies of OVA1® versus standard of care, the statement also referred to OVA1 use within the context of the American Congress of...

2012-05-08 20:55:55

White and affluent women did better than African American and poor women Poor women and African Americans with ovarian cancer are less likely to receive the highest standards of care, leading to worse outcomes than among white and affluent patients, according to a study of 50,000 women presented by UC Irvine´s Dr. Robert Bristow at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology´s annual meeting March 27. “Not all women are benefiting equally from improvements in ovarian cancer...

2012-04-03 06:26:00

CHICAGO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald D. Alvarez, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been elected the 44th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) at its 43rd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer held March 24-27, 2012, in Austin, TX. "We are in the midst of evolutionary times and our members need to be prepared for the changes coming with health care reform," states Dr....

2012-03-27 06:24:11

AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 43rd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer®, Dr. Jonathan Ledermann, Director of Cancer Services and Professor of Medical Oncology at University College London, presented new data updating the overall survival of women enrolled in a "Phase II randomized placebo-controlled study of olaparib (AZD2281) maintenance in patients with platinum-sensitive relapsed serous ovarian cancer." This...

2012-03-26 02:26:25

AUSTIN, Texas, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen called for vaccinating both young males and females for human papilloma virus (HPV) in an achievable quest to eradicate cervical cancer, which is the second leading type of women's cancer worldwide. Zur Hausen made his remarks at a gathering of more than 1,600 members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology during its 43rd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer®( )in Austin. "If we wish to...

2012-02-02 10:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) will host its 43rd Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer® March 24-27, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX. The meeting's featured keynote speaker is Harald zur Hausen, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his pioneering discovery of the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in the development of cancer of the cervix. He currently is professor emeritus, after having...

2011-09-08 09:00:00

Research Report to educate national policymakers as they prioritize research funding initiatives in women's health during a time of Federal funding constraints CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with September's designation as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) has released a comprehensive research report entitled, "Pathways to Progress in Women's Cancer: A Research Agenda Proposed by the Society of Gynecologic...

2011-06-01 14:20:13

Recommendations published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Although gynecologic cancers account for only 10 percent of all new cancer cases in women, these cancers account for 20 percent of all female cancer survivors. Because long-term survival is now more common, it is increasingly important to detect recurrence. The Clinical Practice Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) has released a Clinical Document outlining their expert recommendations for cancer...