General Vaginal Cancer

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

DES Daughters Have Increased Risk of Cancer (10-18-2011)

According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, women exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) before birth have an increased risk of vaginal cancer, cervical precancers, and breast cancer. These women also have an increased risk for... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Study Evaluates Whole-brain Radiation Following Surgery or Radiosurgery in Cancer Spread to the Brain (11-16-2010)

Results from a randomized Phase III study indicate that whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) following removal of one to three brain metastases with surgery or radiosurgery does not improve overall survival or duration of functional independence but does... Continue Reading

Tumor Burden in Sentinel Node May Help Stratify High- and Low-risk Vulvar Cancer Patients (06-15-2010)

Tumor burden in the sentinel node of early-stage vulvar cancer patients appears to be an important prognostic factor. Patients with sentinel-node metastasis larger than 2mm may have a worse prognosis. These findings were recently published in the journal... Continue Reading

Gardasil® Approved for Prevention of Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers (03-8-2009)

Gardasil® Approved for Prevention of Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indication for Gardasil® (Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus [Types 6, 11, 16, 18] Recombinant Vaccine) for the prevention... Continue Reading

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers (05-27-2008)

Updates in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers: A Report from the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) was held in Tampa, Florida, from March 9 to 12, 2008,... Continue Reading

Aldara™ Effective Alternative to Surgery for Precancerous Changes to Vulva (04-11-2008)

Aldara™ Effective Alternative to Surgery for Precancerous Changes to Vulva A recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that topical Aldara™ (imiquimod) may be an effective alternative to surgery for the treatment of precancerous... Continue Reading