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Routine Pap Smears Improve Cervical Cancer Risk in Women Older Than 65 Years

Despite confirmation of a link between routine Pap smear screening and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women older than 65 years, most US health guidelines discourage older women from undergoing routine Pap smears unless they have pre-existing risk factors.

Prophylactic Gynecologic Resections Increase Risk for Aggressive Uterine Cancer in BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers

Women who carry the BRCA1 mutation are at increased risk for serous/serous-like endometrial carcinoma after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy. Yet uncertainty exists over the need to perform a full hysterectomy in these women.

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

HPV Vaccination Program Reduces Cervical Cell Anomalies in Young Women

Fewer cervical cell anomalies were present on cervical cancer screens of young women in Canada who received the HPV vaccine through a school-based program.

Adjuvant CRT Feasible for High-risk Endometrial Cancer

Adjuvant chemotherapy administered during and after radiotherapy is feasible for the treatment of patients with high-risk endometrial cancer despite an increased risk of toxicities compared with radiotherapy alone.

Imaging and Fluorescence Technique Guides Surgical Removal of Otherwise Undetectable Ovarian Tumors

A newly created tumor-specific fluorescent molecule combined with an imaging system guided surgeons to removing additional tumors not palpable or visible without fluorescence in patients with ovarian cancer.

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