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Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery. [More]
Important facts about colorectal cancer

Important facts about colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., with about 143,000 new patients diagnosed last year. But thanks to increased awareness about screenings, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. [More]
NeoGenomics validates and launches series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests

NeoGenomics validates and launches series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today that it has validated and launched a series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests covering 22 different categories of cancer. Each of these tests is designed to investigate the most common and actionable genomic abnormalities reported for that particular tumor. [More]
Intrexon enters into definitive agreement to acquire Medistem

Intrexon enters into definitive agreement to acquire Medistem

Intrexon Corporation, a leader in synthetic biology, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, for approximately $26 million, San Diego-based Medistem, Inc. a pioneer in the development of Endometrial Regenerative Cells, universal donor adult stem cells that stimulate new blood vessel formation and are capable of generating different tissues including heart, brain, pancreas, liver, bone, cartilage and lung. [More]
Researchers discover why women with BRCA gene develop breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers discover why women with BRCA gene develop breast and ovarian cancer

Researchers announced today in the journal Lancet Oncology that they are well on the way to discovering why women with the faulty genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, one of which was inherited by the actress Angelina Jolie, develop breast and ovarian cancer rather than other cancers. [More]

Scientists create model in battle against adenomyosis

For the first time, researchers have created a model that could help unlock what causes adenomyosis, a common gynecological disease that is a major contributor to women having to undergo hysterectomies. [More]
Renowned leaders in diabetes prevention, treatment, research to descend at Jefferson Symposium

Renowned leaders in diabetes prevention, treatment, research to descend at Jefferson Symposium

Renowned national and international leaders in diabetes prevention, treatment and research will descend on Philadelphia for the Second Annual Diabetes Symposium: New Advances and Innovations, a one-day symposium on advancing patient care at the intersection of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer, sexual health and new this year, physicians and diabetes educators will address the latest advances in managing obesity in the diabetic patient. [More]
UCLA study shows progesterone can be used as therapy for endometrial cancer

UCLA study shows progesterone can be used as therapy for endometrial cancer

Progesterone, a female hormone that can be used as a therapy for endometrial cancer, eliminates tumor cells indirectly by binding to its receptor in stromal or connective tissue cells residing in the tumor microenvironment, according to a study from the G.O. Discovery Lab team and collaborators at UCLA. [More]

Clinical guide on endometrial assessment in peri and postmenopausal women published in Maturitas

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the publication of a clinical guide by the European Menopause and Andropause Society in the journal Maturitas on endometrial assessment in peri and postmenopausal women with summary recommendations. [More]
Details about genomic landscapes of AML and endometrial cancer revealed

Details about genomic landscapes of AML and endometrial cancer revealed

Two studies from The Cancer Genome Atlas program reveal details about the genomic landscapes of acute myeloid leukemia and endometrial cancer. [More]
New screening method detects ovarian cancer by examining neighboring cells

New screening method detects ovarian cancer by examining neighboring cells

Pioneering biophotonics technology developed at Northwestern University is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans by examining cells easily brushed from the neighboring cervix or uterus, not the ovaries themselves. [More]
Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome and cancer risk: an interview with Prof. Ellen Kampman, Wageningen University

Lynch syndrome is one of the inherited cancer syndromes characterized by the development of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer and other cancers at an early age. [More]

Shionogi receives FDA approval for Osphena to treat women with severe dyspareunia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Osphena (ospemifene) to treat women experiencing moderate to severe dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), a symptom of vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause. [More]
Miscarriage and molecular signals: an interview with Prof Brosens and Prof Quenby

Miscarriage and molecular signals: an interview with Prof Brosens and Prof Quenby

Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the baby reaches viability. Besides the physical trauma, miscarriage causes considerable anxiety, stress, and depression. [More]
Johns Hopkins develops PapGene test to diagnose ovarian and endometrial cancers

Johns Hopkins develops PapGene test to diagnose ovarian and endometrial cancers

Using cervical fluid obtained during routine Pap tests, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers. In a pilot study, the "PapGene" test, which relies on genomic sequencing of cancer-specific mutations, accurately detected all 24 (100 percent) endometrial cancers and nine of 22 (41 percent) ovarian cancers. Results of the experiments are published in the Jan. 9 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine. [More]

Fertility window research uncovers miscarriage mechanism

Research in animals has shed light on how recurrent miscarriage is related to a dysregulation of the monthly “fertility window.” [More]

Researchers identify genes linked to serous endometrial cancer

Researchers have identified several genes that are linked to one of the most lethal forms of uterine cancer, serous endometrial cancer. [More]
Highlights of colorectal cancer research from ACG annual scientific meeting

Highlights of colorectal cancer research from ACG annual scientific meeting

Women under age 50 who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer, and first, second and third degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer may have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC), according to two separate studies unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. [More]

Transvaginal ultrasound effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer

A common birth control device is effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in morbidly obese and high-risk surgery patients, said Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center researchers, and could lead to a cost-effective treatment for all women with this cancer type. [More]

Study confirms link between hormone replacement therapy use and breast cancer

The Million Women Study is a study, conducted by UK researchers, of women's health analyzing data from more than one million women aged 50 and over. It is a collaborative project between Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service (NHS), with additional funding from the Medical Research Council (UK). [More]