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18-03-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Infertility linked to increased risk for multiple cancer types

Women with infertility have a significantly higher risk than those without for both hormonal and nonhormonal cancers, but the absolute risk in both groups is low, shows an analysis of US insurance claims data.

11-02-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

ART-conceived children not at increased risk for cancer

Children conceived using assisted reproductive technology do not have an increased cancer risk relative to either the general population or naturally conceived children of women with impaired fertility, shows a Dutch study with a long follow-up.

07-12-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Polycystic ovary syndrome associated with increased cancer risk

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may have an increased likelihood for developing cancer, although the excess risk appears to be primarily restricted to those who are premenopausal, indicates a population-based study.

22-10-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Maintenance olaparib ‘big step forward’ for BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer

Progression-free survival is significantly improved with the use of maintenance olaparib in women with newly diagnosed FIGO stage III or IV ovarian cancer and a BRCA1/2 mutation, shows the placebo-controlled SOLO1 trial.

11-09-2018 | Leukaemia | News | Article

Maternal hormonal contraceptive use linked to childhood non-lymphoid leukemia risk

The use of hormonal contraceptives just before and during pregnancy may significantly increase the risk for childhood non-lymphoid leukemia, Danish researchers report.

06-09-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Increased risk for preterm delivery in women with RA and JIA

Women with rheumatoid arthritis and those with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have a significantly elevated risk for preterm delivery, according to a prospective cohort study published in Arthritis Care & Research.

17-08-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Catch-up HPV vaccination supported in older adolescence

US researchers have found evidence to support catch-up vaccination against the human papillomavirus in women given their first dose in older adolescence.

15-08-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Apatinib–etoposide shows promise in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer

Oral etoposide plus apatinib is associated with a good objective response rate and manageable toxicity in heavily pretreated Chinese women with platinum-resistant or refractory ovarian cancer, according to results of the phase II AEROC study.

03-08-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

‘Reassuring’ childbirth rate reported for Hodgkin lymphoma survivors

The birth rate for women who are relapse-free after treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma has risen in recent years, becoming comparable with that of the general population regardless of disease stage or treatment.

19-02-2018 | Gynaecological cancer | News | Article

Chemoradiotherapy benefits demonstrated in locally advanced cervical cancer

Cisplatin chemoradiotherapy significantly delays disease recurrence and improves survival compared with radiotherapy alone in women with stage IIIB squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, phase III study data show.

14-12-2017 | Breast cancer | News | Article

Short-term GnRHa therapy may prevent breast cancer chemotherapy-related ovarian dysfunction

Temporary ovarian suppression with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog alongside neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy could help preserve ovarian function and fertility in premenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer, shows a pooled analysis.

11-08-2017 | Gynaecological cancer | News | Article

Olaparib tablets improve PFS in BRCA1/2 mutated relapsed ovarian cancer

Maintenance therapy with olaparib, given in the newer tablet formulation, significantly improves progression-free survival compared with placebo in patients with platinum-sensitive, relapsed ovarian cancer and a BRCA1/2 mutation, phase III trial data show.

27-07-2017 | HBV | News | Article

Maternal HBV infection raises preterm birth risk

Women with hepatitis B virus infection prior to becoming pregnant are significantly more likely to have a preterm birth than those without HBV, shows an analysis of a Chinese population-based cohort.

04-07-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Increased surveillance recommended for pregnant women with JIA

Women with a juvenile idiopathic arthritis diagnosis are at increased risk for both maternal and infant complications during pregnancy and birth, show data from a nationwide Swedish study.

10-04-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Surveillance warranted for pregnancies in adolescent, young adult cancer survivors

Adverse birth outcomes, specifically preterm births and infants with low birth weight, are more likely among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors than women without cancer, a US study shows.

20-03-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Maternal, fetal outcomes of pregnancy in cancer in focus

Two independent studies shed light on the effects of pregnancy during cancer, one finding that pregnancy does not adversely affect the survival of women with breast cancer and the other showing an association between maternal cancer and an increased risk for stillbirth and neonatal mortality.

18-10-2016 | Gynaecological cancer | News | Article

Niraparib maintenance ‘warranted’ for platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer

ENGOT-OV16/NOVA trial results support the use of maintenance treatment with niraparib for platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, in both patients with and without a germline BRCA mutation.

06-10-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Spotlight on cervical cancer screening recommendations

Two articles present information to support upcoming and potential changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines.

12-08-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

Aortic complications fourfold higher during pregnancy

The risk of aortic dissection or rupture is elevated fourfold during pregnancy and the postpartum period, results of a large, population-based study show.

21-07-2016 | Breast cancer | News | Article

Breast cancer risk reassurance for IVF-treated women

Women who receive in vitro fertilisation treatment do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the long term versus those who receive non-IVF therapy and the general population, say Dutch researchers.

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