2018 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer

Gynecologic Cancers
Pain Management

Restrictive Opioid Protocol After Gynecologic Surgery May Reduce Opioid Scripts but Not Pain Control

THE NUMBER of opioids prescribed after surgery for gynecologic cancer decreased significantly after implementation of an ultra-restrictive opioid prescription protocol, with no apparent negative effe...

Gynecologic Cancers

Expert Point of View: Shitanshu Uppal, MD

COMMENTING ON the study, invited discussant Shitanshu Uppal, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, called the data “provocative” but said he had progressed through the “five stages of grief...

Gynecologic Cancers

Poorer Outcomes Reported With Minimally Invasive Surgery Than Open Approach in Early Cervical Cancer

PATIENTS UNDERGOING minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early cervical cancer had higher rates of disease recurrence and worse disease-free, progression-free, and overall survival than did wom...

Gynecologic Cancers

Expert Point of View: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

COMMENTING ON the study, invited discussant Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, of Stanford University, said that tumor size and disease site are useful clinical parameters for predicting nonresponse to immunoth...

Gynecologic Cancers

Clinical Findings Predict Early Treatment Discontinuation in Patients Receiving Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

PRETREATMENT CLINICAL findings may predict early treatment discontinuation in patients with ovarian cancer receiving checkpoint blockade immunotherapy agents. Data presented by MD candidate Julia L. ...

Gynecologic Cancers

Follow-up Too Short in Ovarian Cancer, Too Long in Other Gynecologic Malignancies

A STANDARDIZED 5-year period of surveillance by a gynecologic oncologist was found to be inadequate for some gynecologic cancers and excessive for others, according to research presented by Robert Do...

Gynecologic Cancers

Expert Point of View: Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD

COMMENTING ON THE study by Cybulska et al, invited discussant Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, of Stanford University, said several important questions still need answers. “Tumor immune scores differ between ...

Gynecologic Cancers

Microenvironment Heterogeneity May Contribute to Lack of Immunotherapy Success in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer

INTER- AND INTRAPATIENT heterogeneity of the tumor microenvironment may explain the limited success of checkpoint blockade thus far observed in patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian cancer,...

SGO 2018: Participation in Clinical Trials May Overcome Health Disparities in Ovarian Cancer

Participation in clinical trials may overcome health disparities in the treatment of advanced or recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a study presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s...

SGO 2018: Immunotherapy/PARP Inhibitor Combination Produces Remissions in Ovarian Cancer

A combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and the DNA repair–blocking agent niraparib (Zejula) can be significantly more effective than either drug alone in women with hard-to-...

SGO 2018: New Data Suggest Cervical Cancer Age-Based Screening Guidelines Should Be Reconsidered

One in five women diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States will be diagnosed after the age of 65, suggesting that the recommended age to stop cervical cancer screening should be reconsidere...

SGO 2018: Gender Differences May Play a Role in Lack of HPV Vaccination

Parents are less likely to vaccinate adolescent boys than girls with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and they are twice as likely to report their main reason as a lack of provider recommendati...

SGO 2018: PARP-7 Protein May Play a Significant Role in Survival for Ovarian Cancer

Patients with ovarian cancer with genetic amplification in the PARP-7 protein survived longer than those without the mutation, according to a presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’...

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