Bob Kronemyer


Freelance writer for Contemporary OB/GYN


NIPT genome analysis for predicting cancer

June 21, 2021

A retrospective analysis has found that comprehensive examination of shallow-sequenced, whole-genome cell-free DNA (cfDNA) allows for the incidental detection of maternal tumors, with relatively high precision.

Confined placental mosaicism and pregnancy

June 21, 2021

The association between confined placental mosaicism (CPM) and prenatal growth and adverse pregnancy outcomes is significant, according to a literature review in the journal Human Reproduction Update.

Nemvaleukin monotherapy and with pembrolizumab for ovarian cancer

June 18, 2021

Nemvaleukin alfa (Alkermes) was mostly well tolerated and indicated antitumor activity as both monotherapy and in combination with pembrolizumab among patients with advanced solid tumors, according to study results presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), held virtually from June 4-8.

Predicting the age at natural menopause

June 17, 2021

Besides sex hormone levels, predictors for the age at natural menopause (ANM) include irregularity of menstrual cycle, menopausal symptoms, life habits and socioeconomic factors, according to a retrospective study of 105 middle-aged women who kept bleeding diaries.