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IUD Won’t Interfere With Breast-Feeding

2:00 PM EST. No reason to delay this type of birth control after having a baby Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Effect of Osteoporotic Fractures Similar to Diabetes Burden

7:00 PM EST. Findings for quality of life with hip fractures, vertebral compression vs. vision loss, amputation

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

August 2017 Briefing - OBGYN & Women’s Health

September 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


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Robert L. Coleman, MD's avatarRucaparib Maintenance Therapy Improves PFS in Platinum-sensitive Ovarian Cancer - The ARIEL3 Trial

Robert L. Coleman, MD. Professor Robert L. Coleman M.D., FACOG, FACS discusses the implications of data from the Phase 3 ARIEL3 trial of the novel PARP inhibitor rucaparib as maintenance therapy in patients with platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer. Professor Coleman is the Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of…

Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD's avatarCharacterization of patients with ovarian carcinoma who respond to the PARP inhibitor rucaparib

Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD. 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 into the genetic mechanisms behind tumor sensitivity…

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Dr. Alberto De la Guerra. 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 for and against this decision.


MEDICAL FOCUS

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

BRCA mutation testing

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

The BRCA gene test is used to identify mutations in either one of the two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Women who have inherited…

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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