Ira R. Horowitz, MD, FACOG, FACS | Authors

Controversies in the Management of Advanced Ovarian Cancer

September 13, 2011

Whether advanced ovarian cancer should be treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy or primary debulking surgery is one of the most debated topics in gynecologic oncology.

Fertility Preservation in the Gynecologic Cancer Patient

April 30, 2007

Clinicians, researchers, and survivorship communities are beginning to recognize the late effects of cancer treatment, such as infertility, and the negative impact this can have on cancer survivorship. Reproductive concerns that emerge within cancer experiences have been shown to be negatively associated with quality of life. Gynecologic cancer can present before childbearing has been started or completed, during pregnancy, or can even arise out of pregnancy, as is the case with gestational trophoblastic disease. Parenthood has been cited as an important aspect of cancer survivorship. As a result, interest concerning fertility preservation, reproductive concerns, and family-building options in cancer survivorship has increased, in addition to awareness of the emotional ramifications of cancer-related infertility. Education and support are clearly an essential component of cancer survivorship. Furthermore, more attention and investigation is still needed about the reproductive issues of gynecologic cancer survivors in the future.

Commentary (Horowitz): Sentinel Node Evaluation in Gynecologic Cancer

January 01, 2004

Iwould like to compliment the authorson an excellent review ofsentinel node evaluation in gynecologiccancer-in particular, vulvarand cervical cancer. The authors havebeen at the forefront of minimally invasivesurgery for gynecologicmalignancies. They have publishedextensively about their experiencewith laparoscopy and radical trachelectomy.Now this group brings forthanother technique that may revolutionizethe way we treat women withvulvar and cervical carcinoma.

Commentary (Horowitz): Laparoscopy in Gynecologic Malignancies

June 01, 1999

Laparoscopy dates back to 1901 when Kelling inspected a dog’s abdominal cavity with a cystoscope introduced transcutaneously. This technique was subsequently applied to humans in 1923.[1] Jacobaeus, in 1910, developed instruments