ASTRO 2022 abstracts featured notable research findings for use of radiotherapy in diseases such as early-stage breast cancer, orbital indolent B-cell lymphoma, and locally advanced cervical cancer.
Oncologic and Reproductive Outcomes Following Fertility-Sparing Surgery for Early Cervical Cancer
Patients with early cervical cancer have an excellent prognosis and about 40% of them are of reproductive age, making fertility a key concern for them. This article explores the oncologic and reproductive outcomes of fertility sparing procedures for this patient population.
Case Report: 58-Year-Old Woman with Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Cervix
Next generation sequencing provides insights into more effective treatments for a patient’s rare cancer.
Efforts Underway to Improve Access to Comprehensive Healthcare for Women
From maternal mortality and rising STI rates to trend-reversing increases in mortality from cervical cancer, there are reasons to be concerned about women’s health in the United States. In this article, obstetricians, gynecologists and women’s health specialists discuss research related to the political context of women’s health, and their efforts to improve access to comprehensive women’s health services.
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HPV Screening and Follow-Up Protocol
Pelin Batur, MD, Ob/Gyn and Women’s Health Specialist at Cleveland Clinic, reviews cervical screening methods and appropriate follow-up protocol for abnormal results.
How to Select the Appropriate Cervical Cancer Screening Algorithm
Women’s health specialist Pelin Batur, MD, differentiates between three screening algorithms for cervical cancer and shares tips about how to counsel patients about the HPV vaccine.
Human Papillomavirus in 2019: An Update on Vaccines and Dosing Recommendations
HPV vaccination can prevent 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts. Pelin Batur, MD, discusses the latest vaccination timeline and dosing guidelines.
Deep-Learning Visual Algorithm Could Help Eradicate Cervical Cancer Worldwide
Automated visual evaluation of the cervix may help eradicate cervical cancer in low-resource communities.
Is Pap Testing Still Needed After Hysterectomy?
A review of the literature shows that evidence is lacking to justify Pap tests in women who have had a hysterectomy for benign disease and are not at high risk of cervical cancer.
Expanding the Set of Cervical Cancer Prevention Tools Available for Underserved Populations
Despite advances in screening and treatment of cervical cancer, alternative low-cost methods are still needed to help underserved populations.