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Is Medicare Dangerous to Your Patient’s Health? If They Have Ovarian Cancer, Yes

March 15, 2011

According to government estimates, the incidence of ovarian cancer is almost 13 per 100,000 women per year, and most cases are diagnosed in an advanced stage. As such, proper treatment is critical to ensure survival. However, Dr Melissa M. Thrall, fellow in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington, found that less than 40% of women reliant on Medicare receive standard care.

Understanding Referral Patterns for Ovarian Cancer

March 14, 2011

Primary care physicians are the entry point for care for many patients. They are often responsible for determining when additional expertise is needed and to which specialist a patient should go for additional care. Although studies have shown that gynecologic oncologists can improve surgical and survival outcomes for patients with ovarian cancer, the referral rate from primary care physicians to gynecologic oncologists remains relatively low.

Highlights of the SGO 38th Annual Meeting

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

Cytocor's research into Endometrial Cancer

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

American Cancer Society Sponsored Lectureship Given at the SGO Annual Meeting

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

"The Answer to Cancer"

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

Cancer Arising from Endometriosis

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

Options for Management of Women at Risk for Lynch Syndrome or HNPCC

September 09, 2007

SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in San Diego from March 3-7, 2007

Prophylactic Surgeries Prevent Two Gynecological Cancers In Women With Lynch Syndrome

September 09, 2007

Women diagnosed with Lynch syndrome, a condition often associated with colon cancer, also are at high risk for endometrial and ovarian cancers - both of which can be eliminated by having a prophylactic hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries), according to a study published by researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Jan. 19 New England Journal of Medicine.