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Gynecologic Cancers

New HPV Vaccine Could Prevent 90% of Cervical 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.

Gynecologic Cancers

The HPV 16/18 vaccine protects women from cervical, anal, and oral HPV infections that can lead to cancer, including some women previously exposed to HPV.

Researchers have used observational study data to better define risks for breast and ovarian cancers associated with mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

The use of intraperitoneal chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer resulted in a survival benefit over intravenous chemotherapy.

Onset of alopecia within the first 3 cycles of chemotherapy was associated with improved survival in ovarian cancer patients who completed 6 cycles of chemo.

Researchers have discovered that ovarian cancers with ARID1A mutations may be sensitive to treatment with an inhibitor of EZH2 methyltransferase activity.

Final results of the trial that led to FDA approval show that a new 9-valent HPV vaccine can reduce cases of HPV and cervical cancer.

A new study yielded nomograms for the assessment of locally advanced cervical cancer, with prognostic factors including histology, performance status, and others.

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