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Gynecologic Cancers

The Emerging Role of HE4 in the Evaluation of Epithelial Ovarian and Endometrial Carcinomas

This article discusses the discovery and biologic significance of HE4 and evaluates available evidence regarding the utility of HE4 as a biomarker for ovarian and endometrial cancer.

Gynecologic Cancers

A new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that protects against nine types of HPV and would protect against about 90% of cervical cancers could be available in 2015.

Adding the TKI cediranib to chemotherapy improved progression-free survival in patients with metastatic or relapsed cervical cancer, according to a study presented at the 2014 ESMO Congress.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved bevacizumab (Avastin) for the treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer.

Researchers found that uterine cancers were present in 27 per 10,000 women undergoing morcellation, which fragments the uterus and can spread cancer cells.

In light of the recent FDA approval of HPV testing for women as a screening method for cervical cancer, we discuss changing guidelines with two experts.

A new clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians recommends against conducting routine pelvic exams in average-risk, asymptomatic women.

A new guide developed by nurses and patients with gynecologic cancer offers a much-needed practical resource for women struggling to understand the impact of cancer treatment on their sexual health.

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