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Oophorectomy is the surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries. The surgery is also called ovariectomy, but this term has been traditionally used in basic science research describing the surgical removal of ovaries in laboratory animals.
RT with concurrent chemotherapy post surgery is effective for treating endometrial cancer

RT with concurrent chemotherapy post surgery is effective for treating endometrial cancer

Radiation therapy with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy following surgery is an effective treatment for patients with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to a study published in the September 1, 2014 edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology ● Biology ● Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). [More]
New guideline recommends genetic testing of tumors for colorectal cancer patients

New guideline recommends genetic testing of tumors for colorectal cancer patients

Of the 143,000 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer annually in the U.S., up to 25 percent have a familial risk of colorectal cancer. A new guideline from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer recommends genetic testing of tumors for all newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients. [More]
BRCA gene loss may accelerate cancer-promoting chromosome rearrangements

BRCA gene loss may accelerate cancer-promoting chromosome rearrangements

Inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes are by far the most frequent contributors to hereditary cancer risk in the human population, often causing breast or ovarian cancer in young women of child-bearing age. [More]
Discovery could lead to major breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer

Discovery could lead to major breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer

Cancer researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough which could signal new treatments for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. [More]
Women with BRCA1 mutations may have increased risk for rare types of aggressive uterine cancer

Women with BRCA1 mutations may have increased risk for rare types of aggressive uterine cancer

Women with BRCA1 mutations may have an increased risk for developing rare types of aggressive uterine cancer despite having their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, suggest preliminary findings being presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer in Tampa, Fla., March 22-25. [More]
Preventive oophorectomy reduces risks of ovarian, breast cancers in women with BRCA mutation

Preventive oophorectomy reduces risks of ovarian, breast cancers in women with BRCA mutation

Women who carry a BRCA gene mutation and opt for a preventive oophorectomy, or ovary removal surgery, have a 77 per cent lower risk of death than those who do not, according to a new study led by Women's College Hospital's Amy Finch and Dr. Steven Narod. [More]
Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery by age 35

Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery by age 35

The findings of a large international prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery (prophylactic oophorectomy) by age 35, as waiting until a later age appears to increase the risk of ovarian cancer before or at the time of the preventive surgery. [More]
New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back

New studies offer hope to women who want to get sexual mojo back

For women, passing midlife can deal a blow to their sex drive. But two new studies just published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, offer hope to women who want to get their sexual mojo back. [More]
Researchers show benefits from testosterone administration in hysterectomized women

Researchers show benefits from testosterone administration in hysterectomized women

Hysterectomy and oophorectomy (the removal of ovaries) are performed to treat various diseases in women, including cancer. These procedures are accompanied not only by a decline in estrogen but also testosterone levels in the blood. [More]
Data analyses from Brisdelle Phase 3 pivotal trials to be showcased at NAMS' meeting

Data analyses from Brisdelle Phase 3 pivotal trials to be showcased at NAMS' meeting

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that 11 presentations, featuring data analyses from its Phase 3 pivotal trials that supported the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Brisdelle (paroxetine capsules, 7.5 mg/day) for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, will be showcased at the 2013 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society in Dallas on Oct. 9-10. [More]
Women who undergo surgical treatment for endometriosis have lower risk of ovarian cancer

Women who undergo surgical treatment for endometriosis have lower risk of ovarian cancer

A novel study shows women who undergo surgical treatment for endometriosis have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. According to results published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, hormonal treatments for endometriosis did not lower ovarian cancer risk. [More]
Breast cancer genes modify age at menopause

Breast cancer genes modify age at menopause

Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation begin menopause at a significantly younger median age than noncarriers, US researchers warn. [More]
BRCA testing impact on ovarian cancer prevention revealed

BRCA testing impact on ovarian cancer prevention revealed

Research shows that women without a confirmed BRCA mutation are choosing to undergo screening or surgery to prevent ovarian cancer, despite little evidence to support their use in this population. [More]
Study provides important data about fertility window of women with childhood cancer

Study provides important data about fertility window of women with childhood cancer

This study provided important data about the fertility window of women who had suffered from childhood cancer and information concerning the associated risk factors, but did not confirm the greater risk of premature menopause (before the age of 40) that was reported by the American studies. [More]
Women with ovarian cancer have superior outcomes after surgery at high-volume hospitals

Women with ovarian cancer have superior outcomes after surgery at high-volume hospitals

A study by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, recently e-published ahead of print by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggests that women who have surgery for ovarian cancer at high-volume hospitals have superior outcomes than similar patients at low-volume hospitals. [More]
Young women with BRCA mutations feel differently about options for relationships, careers

Young women with BRCA mutations feel differently about options for relationships, careers

A study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) found that young women who learn they have BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations felt differently about options for relationships, treatment, childbearing and careers. [More]
Italy's first successful pregnancy and delivery following transplantation of ovarian tissue

Italy's first successful pregnancy and delivery following transplantation of ovarian tissue

Although the first successful preservation of fertility from the freezing, thawing and grafting of ovarian tissue was reported eight years ago, the technique has remained experimental and confined to a few specialist centres. Now, with the announcement of a first pregnancy (and subsequent live birth) in Italy following the transplantation of ovarian tissue, there are indications that fertility preservation is moving into the mainstream of reproductive medicine and into a greater number of centres. [More]
Ovary removal in younger women may lead to low-bone mineral density, arthritis

Ovary removal in younger women may lead to low-bone mineral density, arthritis

Having both ovaries removed before age 45 is strongly associated with low-bone mineral density and arthritis in later years, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins oncologists and epidemiologists. The analysis covered several thousand women who took part in a U.S. government-sponsored, multiyear national health study, and excluded women whose ovaries were removed due to cancer. [More]
Complications following breast reduction surgery more common in older women

Complications following breast reduction surgery more common in older women

Complications following breast reduction surgery—particularly infections—are more common in women older than 50, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Hysterectomy rates across Germany vary

Hysterectomy rates across Germany vary

Hysterectomy elevates the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease in young women when combined with the removal of both ovaries in the same operation. This fact provides the background for the epidemiological report by Andreas Stang and colleagues on hysterectomy rates in Germany, which appears in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. [More]