Here are the articles and videos I found most interesting.
- My friend and ovarian cancer advocate Karen Mason was highlighted in the NY Times article "Widespread Flaws Found in Ovarian Cancer Treatment". I am happy that my gynecologist recommended me to the gynecologic oncologists at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) for surgery and treatment . I hope that in the future more medical students will choose to become gynecologic oncologists.
- Speaking of CINJ, Dr Rodriguez (one of my gyn-oncs) and Dr Banderas( an epidemiologist) from CINJ directed this study. "Sugary food and beverage consumption and epithelial ovarian cancer risk: a population-based case--control study" The study was done in Northern NJ and concluded that "Overall, we found little indication that sugar intake played a major role on ovarian cancer development."
- Medpage Today featured a number of articles on research presented at the meeting :
- "Beta Blockers Boost Survival in Ovarian Ca" http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/SGO/37838
- For those interested in Endometrial Cancer -"Family History , Endometrial Cancer Link" http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/SGO/37832?utm_content=
- Spirituality May Boost Outcomes in Ovarian Cancer http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/SGO/37780
- IP Chemo beats IVin Long Term Ovarian Ca http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/SGO/37810
- Asians Have Survival Advantage http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/SGO/37888
- Here is a link to a video summary by Drs Sood and Huh of important research presented at the meeting.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnQrWGUyd_U
- If you are like me and want to read the abstracts of the research and posters here is a link to the meeting website. Simply scroll down and you can download the abstracts and posters.
My hope is that next year I will be able to attend next year's meeting in Tampa so that I can hear the research reports first hand and offer the patient's perspective.
Every Day is a Blessing!