Cancer News: Endometrial

Advanced radiotherapy better tolerated in cervical and endometrial cancer

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) causes less side effects in cervical and endometrial cancer than conventional radiotherapy (RT).

Arimidex improved quality of life in endometrial cancer patients

Arimidex induced a clinical benefit for recurrent hormone receptor-positive endometrial cancer patients, as it improved their quality of life, a study finds.

Endometrial Cancer Surgery: comparing treatment methods

A new analysis reveals that minimally invasive hysterectomy appears to be safe for women with endometrial cancer.

Advanced radiation techniques can help endometrial cancer patients

Patients with inoperable, early stage endometrial cancer tend to live longer if treated with brachytherapy, with or without external beam radiation.

A targeted treatment could stop endometrial tumors from growing

A drug which targets a key gene mutation could stop an aggressive endometrial (or uterine or womb) cancer and shrink tumors, according to the latest research.

Lowering gynecologic cancer risk

There are several things women can do to lower their risk of developing certain types of cancer and improve their chances for survival if they do develop one of them, according to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).

Scientists identify genetic errors in 12 major cancer types

Examining 12 major types of cancer, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified 127 repeatedly mutated genes that appear to drive the development and progression of a range of tumors in the body. The discovery sets the stage for devising new diagnostic tools and more personalized cancer treatments.

BRCA1/2 mutations may alter endometrial, ovarian function

Scientists have detected significant differences in endometrial thickness and hormone levels in women with and without BRCA1/2 mutations that may play a role in cancer susceptibility or development.

Low estrogen 'improves efficacy' of PARP inhibitors on womb cancer

Researchers have discovered that low hormone levels may make endometrial cancer tumors more sensitive to a class of medication called PARP inhibitors - drugs that induce cancer cell death. This is according to a study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Internet-based intervention improves cancer-related sexual dysfunction in women

An Internet-based intervention may significantly improve both sexual function and satisfaction in women with sexual dysfunction years after treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer, according to a randomized trial reported in the November issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Leslie R. Schover, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and colleagues also found that the intervention may reduce emotional distress and improve the overall quality of life in these women after treatment.

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases endometrial cancer risk

Postmenopausal women who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to develop the most common type of endometrial cancer, according to a study published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal.

Radiation therapy against endometrial cancer linked to increased risk of bladder cancer later in life

Radiation therapy for uterine (endometrial) cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer.

Weight loss surgery decreases endometrial cancer risk

Endometrial (uterine) cancer is strongly correlated with obesity. A large study confirms that bariatric surgery for overweight women decreases their risk.

Sitting associated with higher risk of cancer

In a new review of past research covering 69,000 patients, sitting was associated with a higher probability of diagnosis with colon or endometrial cancer.

Physical inactivity increases risk for colon, endometrial & lung cancer

Physical inactivity has been blamed for diseases like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now it is also linked to the risk of certain cancers.

No specific link between soy food and endometrial cancer risk

A new study states that there is no evidence that soy food protects against endometrial cancer risk. This is despite some previous indication of protection.

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