Delayed time-to-surgery has a negative impact on overall survival of women with early stage endometrial cancer, a recent study reveals. Contributors to delay include race, insurance status and facility type. Additional contributors may include increased frequency of preoperative diagnostic testing, individual surgeon case load, lack of surgeon access to a robotic surgery platform, or availability of specialist gynecologic oncologists.
Many patients with ovarian cancer receive aggressive care at the end of their lives. Gynecologic oncologist, Chad Michener, MD, presents preliminary data from research into barriers to timely palliative and hospice care referrals, as perceived by physicians.
The Cleveland Clinic Center for Research Excellence in Gynecologic Cancer (CREGC) is a collaborative network for the development of a comprehensive research program to promote the translation of basic science investigation into the clinic.
Feasibility study will determine how augmented reality assessment compares to the current model of minimally invasive evaluation and the standard-of-care conventional surgery for ovarian cancer.