Vaginal Cancer

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Face Risk of More Cancer (07-11-2011)

Children who survive cancer have an increased risk of developing cancer later in life. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The good news about childhood cancer is that increasingly more children are surviving. These... Continue Reading

New Substances Added to List of Cancer-Causing Agents (06-21-2011)

In the most recent version of the National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens, two new substances have been classified as “known human carcinogens” and six others have been classified as “reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens.” The... Continue Reading

Medical Costs Higher Among Survivors (06-21-2011)

Cancer survivors tend to pay substantially more in annual medical costs compared with people who have never had cancer. These findings were recently reported in Cancer. A significant number of adults in the United States are cancer survivors—approximately... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Cancer Care Costs Expected to Rise by at Least 27% Over Next Decade (01-18-2011)

As a result of the growth and aging of the US population, cancer care costs are expected to rise by 27% by the year 2020. This estimate does not include increases in the cost of cancer treatment itself, which would push expenditures even higher.  These... 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

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