Health care providers and patients have identified a need for further resources to support survivorship care in gynecologic oncology, according to a presentation given at the 2018 ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium. READ MORE

Conferences

Researchers compared intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy by evaluating acute toxicities in the GI and GU systems.

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Prolonging platinum-free interval by introducing non-platinum-based chemotherapy may actually worsen efficacy outcomes in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer.

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News

Health care providers and patients have identified a need for further resources to support survivorship care in gynecologic oncology, according to a presentation given at the 2018 ASCO Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

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The US Preventive Services Task Force advises against ovarian cancer screening in asymptomatic women not known to be at high risk, concluding that the potential harms of screening outweigh the benefits.

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A study soon to published found that palliative care for patients with ovarian cancer was often provided later than recommended in national guidelines.

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Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 may be a potential marker of poor prognosis in patients with unclassified ovarian cancer, according to a recent meta-analysis.

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Research in Review

New research questions the value of risk-reducing mastectomy within five years of ovarian cancer diagnosis in patients with BRCA mutations.

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Patients receiving treatment for ovarian cancer experienced a significant out-of-pocket financial burden, due largely to cost disparities across treatment types and a lack of definitive treatment options.

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Researchers used Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry data to review the costs associated with treatment plans consistent with NCCN guidelines.

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Resources

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently updated its clinical guidelines for the management of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.

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