This week on Contemporary OB/GYN: Jan. 11 to Jan. 15

What to look for this week on Contemporary OB/GYN®

You can expect a variety of topics to be covered this week on Contemporary OB/GYN®, including:

No survival benefit found after radical hysterectomy when cervical cancer is discovered in lymph nodes intraoperatively

Since radical hysterectomy does not improve survival, the procedure should be replaced with definitive chemoradiation, according to the ABRAX study published in the European Journal of Cancer.

Laparoscopy better than imaging for accurate staging in locally advanced cervical cancer

While no difference was shown in disease-free survival rates between surgical and non-surgical staging methods, laparoscopy benefits patients with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB cervical cancer. Surgical staging also has a cancer-specific survival benefit, according to a study published in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancers.

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