Gynecologic Oncology Latest News
Women with a fairly common type of genetic mutation face a greater risk of infertility following chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a new study from Yale fertility expert and scientist Dr. Kutluk Oktay.
- March 18, 2020
Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and are taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.
- March 12, 2020
Smilow Cancer Hospital is closely monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking extra precautions to protect our patients and their families. Patients with cancer often have a weakened immune system, or are immunosuppressed, and are at an increased risk of infection, the flu, and other viruses.
- March 02, 2020
With an impeccable French accent, professor Mary Minkin MED ’75, a physician who has taught at the School of Medicine for over 37 years, declared, “Madame Ovary, c’est moi!”
- November 12, 2019
Could targeted therapy play a larger role in the treatment of cervical cancer in the near future? Researchers from Yale Cancer Center believe they are one step closer to finding out, according to new study findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- October 17, 2019
Yale Cancer Center scientists have built a powerful genomic research platform to study cervical cancer, a disease that often is untreatable if it progresses after surgery or primary chemo-radiation treatment.
- September 24, 2019
Gynecologic cancers kill close to 30,000 women each year in the U.S., but many of those deaths can be avoided through prevention and awareness.
- September 19, 2019
Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn.
- September 16, 2019
Every year, nearly 700,000 American women have surgery to remove their uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy). A laparoscopic surgical technique once commonly used in these procedures could be worsening the outcomes for women who have undiagnosed uterine cancer at the time of the procedure, Yale Cancer Center scientists report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
- September 05, 2019
The vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus, according to recent studies, is working better than expected, even though vaccination rates in both Connecticut and the country are stagnating well below the target rate. To increase those rates, health experts are recommending doctors urge parents to get the vaccine for their pre-teens and teenagers as part of a back-to-school checkup.