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Outcomes Worse for Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy vs Open Surgery

Outcomes Worse for Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy vs Open Surgery

A comparison study of 2 approaches to radical hysterectomy found that disease-free and overall survival are worse with minimally invasive procedure than with abdominal open procedure, contradicting previous study findings.

USPSTF Updates Its Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening

USPSTF Updates Its Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force conducted a review of trials and cohort studies to support an update of its cervical cancer screening recommendations for women ages 21 to 65 and older.

Novel Agents Plus Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Does Not Improve Survival in Endometrial Cancer

Novel Agents Plus Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, Does Not Improve Survival in Endometrial Cancer

A phase 2 study determined if adding bevacizumab or temsirolimus to PC, or an ixabepilone/carboplatin/bevacizumab combination will increase progression-free survival for women with advanced/recurrent endometrial cancer, compared with PC alone.

Risk for Long-Term Cardiovascular Disease Increased for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Risk for Long-Term Cardiovascular Disease Increased for Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Study investigates the risk for cardiovascular events among survivors of endometrial cancer, and the effect of treatment — chemotherapy vs chemotherapy plus radiotherapy — on survivors' risk for CVD.

Methotrexate Courses for Postmolar GTN Unchanged After Re-Cutterage

Methotrexate Courses for Postmolar GTN Unchanged After Re-Cutterage

Researchers sought to examine the affect of uterine re-curettage on the number of methotrexate courses required for patients with postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.

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