Putting Discoveries Into Action
Throughout this issue, you’ll read about the enormous variety of valuable ways to spend your time while you’re attending the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago. You can’t miss the Opening Session, where ASCO president Dr. Eric P. Winer will discuss his inspiring theme, and where the impressive list of guest speakers includes NCI...
We Cannot Neglect the Role of Social Determinants of Health
Welcome to the first issue of ASCO Connection in 2023—we are kicking off the new year with a wide-ranging issue and I want to draw your attention to a few stories in particular. A topic I often address in these letters is social determinants of health. There are a number of valid definitions for this...
Which Malnutrition Criteria to Use in Gynecologic Cancers?
New research aims to identify the 'most relevant definitions of malnutrition' for assessing postoperative outcomes in three gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News
Changing Landscape of Uterine and Ovarian Cancer in the US
The landscape of gynecologic cancer in the United States is changing rapidly and the risk of dying from uterine cancer is now similar to that for ovarian cancer among women overall, and roughly 60% higher among Black women, researchers say. Reuters Health Information
Researchers Eye Cannabis for Gynecologic Pain
Patients with chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, endometriosis, or gynecologic malignancy may use THC, CBD, or a combination of both in an effort to treat their pain. Medscape Medical News
Pill Not Enough for 'Sexual Problems' Female Cancer Patients Face
Bupropion was not more effective than placebo in improving sexual desire/energy in female cancer survivors who had completed treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News
New Trials in Gynecologic Cancers: Could Your Patient Benefit?
Maybe one of your patients could benefit from clinical trials that are currently recruiting patients with gynecologic cancers. Medscape Medical News
Hysterectomy, Chemo Fraud Allegations Settled by Hospitals, DOJ
A gynecologic oncologist allegedly performed unnecessary radical hysterectomies and gave unneeded chemotherapy to patients at four hospitals in Michigan. Medscape Medical News
Gynecologic Cancer Pts Risk Insurance Loss, ‘Catastrophic’ Costs
Gynecologic cancer patients in the United States have higher rates of insurance loss and "catastrophic" health expenses. Medscape Medical News
NPWT May Not Improve Complication Rate After Gynecologic Surgery
Use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may not be appropriate in surgical cases where women undergo a laparotomy for presumed gynecologic malignancy, according to recent research. Medscape Medical News
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