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Characterization of patients with ovarian carcinoma who respond to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib

Author: Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
Submitted: April 12, 2017. Updated: April 12, 2017.
Category: Gynecology | Oncology | Research

Dr. Elizabeth M. Swisher comments on the implications of new data from the ARIEL2 trial, an ongoing Phase 2 trial of the novel PARP inhibitor rucaparib in relapsed, high-grade serous or endometrioid ovarian cancer. The new results offer an important insight… Read more... (Comments: 0)

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Bevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Author: Dr. Alberto De la Guerra
Submitted: January 19, 2011. Updated: January 26, 2011.
Category: Gynecology | Oncology | Pharmacy | Research | Surgery

The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence… Read more... (Comments: 0)

Debbie Miller, RN's avatar

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines in the US - a Historical Overview

Author: Debbie Miller, RN
Submitted: October 12, 2010. Updated: October 15, 2010.
Category: Endocrinology | Family Medicine | Gynecology | Obstetrics | Internal Medicine | Nutrition | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Pediatrics

Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not… Read more... (Comments: 4)

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

The Role of Chemotherapy in Advanced Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: September 03, 2009. Updated: September 26, 2009.
Category: Gynecology | Oncology

Estrogen receptor positive (ER-positive) breast tumors account for approximately three-quarters of all new cases. Patients with advanced tumors are treated based on the presence of risk factors such as the presence of visceral metastasis, short disease… Read more... (Comments: 3)

Debbie Miller, RN's avatar

Pregnancy Planning in the Weight Loss Surgery Patient

Author: Debbie Miller, RN
Submitted: November 20, 2007. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Gynecology | Internal Medicine | Nutrition | Nursing | Surgery

It has been documented that obesity in an expectant mother negatively affects her pregnancy. This can begin even before conception since infertility is a frequent problem associated with excess weight. In addition, pregnancy in an obese woman tends to… Read more... (Comments: 0)

The ethical aspects of gamete micromanipulation

Author: Dr. Hesham Al-Inany, MD
Submitted: March 28, 2002. Updated: September 21, 2009.
Category: Gynecology | Internal Medicine | Reproductive Medicine | Fertility

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is probably one of the most studied medical procedures from the moral point of view. Gamete micromanipulation involves new possibilities as well as new challenges. Read more... (Comments: 0)

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