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Staying disease-free improves dramatically for ovarian cancer patients

The probability of staying disease-free improves dramatically for ovarian cancer patients who already have been disease-free for a period of time, and time elapsed since remission should be taken into account when making follow-up care decisions, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), a partner with UPMC CancerCenter. [More]
Study describes two new genes that influence risk of women developing breast, ovarian cancer

Study describes two new genes that influence risk of women developing breast, ovarian cancer

​Today we know that women carrying BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene mutations have a 43% to 88% risk of developing from breast cancer before the age of 70. [More]

Variations in woman's genome may contribute to her risk of developing ovarian cancer

Variations in a woman's genome may contribute to her risk of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers using data collected by the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium have discovered uncommon variants in new regions of the genome that influence ovarian cancer risk, and will present their findings on April 6, 2014 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. [More]
Higher education level linked with decreased fracture incidence among non-white women

Higher education level linked with decreased fracture incidence among non-white women

If you are a middle-aged African-American or Asian woman, your social class may play a significant role in how likely you are to suffer bone fractures, a UCLA-led study suggests. [More]

Study investigates link between bone microstructure in postmenopausal women and prevalent ankle fracture

A study by researchers at the University of Geneva concludes that prevalent ankle fractures should be considered as osteoporotic fractures and taken into account in fracture-risk assessment. [More]

Vitamin D insufficiency contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women

A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. [More]
Novartis to present early stage data on 19 investigational compounds at AACR annual meeting

Novartis to present early stage data on 19 investigational compounds at AACR annual meeting

Novartis announced today that early stage data on 19 investigational compounds in its oncology pipeline will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, April 5-9, 2014 in San Diego, CA. [More]
Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with ability to taste fats, sweets, says study

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with ability to taste fats, sweets, says study

Cigarette smoking among obese women appears to interfere with their ability to taste fats and sweets, a new study shows. Despite craving high-fat, sugary foods, these women were less likely than others to perceive these tastes, which may drive them to consume more calories. [More]

Loyola Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst North includes obstetrical care to gynecology practice

Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst North has expanded its gynecology practice to include obstetrical care. The facility, which is located at 386 N. York Road, has added five obstetricians and gynecologists. The center will continue to offer general gynecology services and access to minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgery. [More]
Sanford-Burnham to present new cancer research data at AACR 2014

Sanford-Burnham to present new cancer research data at AACR 2014

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute will present a wide range of new research data at the annual American Association for Cancer Research Meeting in San Diego starting Saturday, April 5, at the San Diego Convention Center. The presentations will cover a variety of topics including breast, melanoma, and prostate cancer, as well as novel methods of delivering drugs to tumors. [More]
Majority of Albertans endorse perinatal mental health screening

Majority of Albertans endorse perinatal mental health screening

After struggling with anxiety and depression since her teens, Lana Berry hit bottom at age 26. Divorced, unemployed and back living with her parents, she found herself in a dark place-"as sick as I'd ever been." [More]
Foundation Medicine, Clovis Oncology expand collaboration to develop novel companion diagnostic test

Foundation Medicine, Clovis Oncology expand collaboration to develop novel companion diagnostic test

Foundation Medicine, Inc. and Clovis Oncology, Inc. today announced the expansion of their ongoing collaboration to incorporate a coordinated regulatory strategy for the development of a novel Premarket Approval (PMA) companion diagnostic test. [More]

Auxogyn signs exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono for Eeva Test

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, for Auxogyn's proprietary Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva) Test. [More]

Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies remain high among young women

Despite high rates of contraceptive use, unwanted pregnancies resulting in terminations remain high among young women. [More]

Research shows that use of fertility drugs does not increase breast cancer risk

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]

Susan G. Komen announces new grants to seven breast cancer organizations

Susan G. Komen today announced more than $1.89 million in new grants to seven breast cancer organizations serving the National Capital Region. The announcement came during the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure Media Kickoff Event and Survivor Roundtable marking the official start of activities leading up to the 25th Global Race for the Cure May 10 on the National Mall. [More]
Managing pregnancy-related complications: an interview with Dr. Mark Zakowski

Managing pregnancy-related complications: an interview with Dr. Mark Zakowski

Pregnancy-related mortality has increased over the last 25 years. Ten years ago the top three pregnancy-related mortality diagnoses were hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and embolism (includes thrombotic and amniotic). [More]

RFS introduces RF Assure Delivery System for improving birth safety at 2014 AORN national meeting

RF Surgical Systems Inc., the market leader in retained surgical item detection, debuted the RF Assure Delivery System for improving birth safety this week at the 2014 AORN national meeting of perioperative nurses in Chicago. The new system is specifically designed to prevent retained surgical sponges that are used during labor and delivery. [More]

Despite years of investment, female genital cutting still has major support in Somalia, Ethiopia

Despite years of heavy investment, female genital cutting still has major support in countries such as Somalia and Ethiopia. Well intentioned campaigns initiated by international organisations are being met with skepticism. "Changes must come from within," say researchers. [More]

Risk of preterm births is 27% higher during high temperatures

When temperatures reach 32°C or higher over a period of four to seven days, the risk of early-term delivery is 27% higher than on typical summer days, according to a study led by Nathalie Auger of the University of Montreal's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. [More]