Gynecologic Oncology

Opioid use in women with endometriosis

July 07, 2020

Nearly two-thirds of women newly diagnosed with endometriosis filled an opioid prescription within the first year, according to a US population-based claims study.

Does IUD type impact cervical cancer risk?

May 21, 2020

More than 100 million women worldwide use IUDs as contraception so these findings could have global implications.

Sexually transmitted infections and risk of ovarian cancer

April 23, 2020

A new study suggests that certain sexually trasmitted infections, such as herpes simplex virus 2, may have a role in the development of certain types of ovarian cancer.

Does IUD type impact cervical cancer risk?

March 19, 2020

New research indicates that risk of high-grade cervical neoplasms is lower with copper (Cu) intrauterine devices (IUDs) than with the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS).

HPV home testing: First US trial

November 12, 2019

Published in JAMA Network Open, results from the first US trial of home-based sampling for human papillomavirus show that mailing kits to underscreened women could increase cervical cancer screening.

Has closure of women’s health clinics affected cervical cancer screening?

October 02, 2019

State-level restrictions on reproductive services led to shuttering of nearly 100 women’s health clinics in the United States over a 4-year period.

Will screening for endometrial cancer soon be routine?

August 14, 2019

A rigorous assessment of who, when, and how to screen may lead to regular testing in a broader population.

Psychological stress and cervical cancer mortality

August 14, 2019

New research examines how psychological stress impacts the survival of patients with cervical cancer.

Misconceptions about HPV testing

April 25, 2019

In this Medical News Minute, Dr. Bobby Lazzara discusses some of the reasons why women are avoiding cervical smear testing for HPV.

Can AI outperform humans in detecting cervical cancer?

February 07, 2019

Automated evaluation of digital images of the cervix may have potential in point-of-care cancer screening, according to results of a proof-of-concept study.