March 22, 2017
Read the latest breaking research in women’s cancer
HPV vaccines and quality care measures for ovarian cancer treatment were among the research topics highlighted at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer, held last week in National Harbor, MD. The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is the official foundation of SGO.
Two research studies showed that hospital readmission rates are not an ideal metric for quality care for ovarian cancer patients. The presentations found that readmission rate as a metric of quality of care in ovarian cancer surgeries focuses on short-term outcomes but is not an ideal measure of patient survival in the long run. Read the full press release on SGO’s website.
Another presentation focused on how concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents decline the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for their children. According to the study presented by lead researcher Anna Beavis, MD, MPH, an SGO member and gynecologic oncologist fellow at Johns Hopkins University, parents do not see the vaccine as a necessity and are concerned about side effects and safety. Read the full press release. A full list of abstracts and presentations from the meeting is also available online.
The 48th SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer is the premier educational and scientific event for those who treat and care for gynecologic cancer. Members of the entire gynecologic cancer care team who provide treatment and care in the areas of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and palliative care attend the meeting. For more information, visit the SGO website.
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In honor of everyday superheroes
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer honored our “Everyday Superheroes.” International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievement of women throughout the world. Our superheroes are women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer that live each day to its fullest. They are caretakers. They are advocates to the cause to #EndWomensCancer. Our superheroes boldly make the world a better place for women throughout the world. Share the FWC video with your everyday superheroes.
Free Survivors Course in Ohio
Registration is open for the free Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course on Saturday, April 29, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The weekend includes valuable information for patients and survivors such as personalized care and survivorship. The course will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional courses across the country are scheduled in 2017.
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