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Model predicts risk of breast and gynecologic cancers
Cancer Network
Using easy-to-obtain risk factors for breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers, researchers have come up with models that can predict an individual woman's absolute risk for developing each type of cancer. While risk models for breast and ovarian cancers have been previously developed, this is the first risk model for endometrial cancer.
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PREVENTION


Endometrial cancer risks higher in women who consume more sugar
dailyRx News
A new study found that women who consumed high amounts of sugar were at a greater risk of developing endometrial cancer than women who ate modest amounts of the sweet stuff. The implication of this study is that limiting sugar may reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.
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TREATMENT


Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy extends cervical cancer survival
The Oncology Report
Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy may extend the lives of women with recurrent metastatic cervical cancer, according to new study results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Compared with patients treated with chemotherapy alone, patients treated with chemotherapy plus bevacizumab had an improved median overall survival.
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A safe, effective, cancer-fighting vaccine shunned
Slate via San Antonio Express-News
Why aren't more teenage girls getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus? The New York Times reported recently that vaccination rates for the disease, the most common sexually transmitted infection and "a principal cause of cervical cancer," failed to improve from 2011 to 2012.
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Benefits of single-incision laparoscopy unclear
HealthDay News via Medical Xpress
There is limited data available to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of minimally invasive, single-incision laparoscopy, according to a technology assessment published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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Team effort the key to improving ovarian cancer outcomes
Health Canal
Medical professionals, researchers and ovarian cancer patient advocates are meeting in Melbourne to discuss how to improve the treatment and quality-of-life of ovarian cancer patients.
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RESEARCH


Study: Channel blockers for BP linked to breast cancer risk
HealthDay News
Postmenopausal women who use a type of blood pressure-lowering medication called a calcium channel blocker may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, new research suggests.
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Changes in cardiovascular risk factors by hysterectomy status with, without oophorectomy
Medscape (Free login required)
Hysterectomy with or without ovarian conservation is not a key determinant of CVD risk factor status either before or after elective surgery in midlife. These results should provide reassurance to women and their clinicians that hysterectomy in midlife is unlikely to accelerate the CVD risk of women.
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