COVID-19 in Pregnancy – A summary for health professionals and patients based on the RCOG Guidelines (Published Friday 3 April 2020)

In times of COVID-19 with the current situation changing rapidly, reconfiguration of antenatal and postnatal services is vital. Pregnant women will continue to need as much support, advice, care and guidance in relation to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood as before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mutation Frequencies in Endometrial Cancer Patients of Different Ethnicities and Tumor Grades: An Analytical Study

30 Oct 2019
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Endometrial carcinoma is a predominant health problem for women worldwide. However, there is a lack of data on genetic mutation frequencies in endometrial cancer patients of different ethnicities and tumor grades. The objective of this study is to provide data regarding mutation frequencies in endometrial cancer patients of different ethnic groups and tumor grades by analyzing large-scale cancer genomic datasets of a database.

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Circulating tumour DNA gives treatment options for the most common ovarian cancer type

7 May 2019
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High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most common and aggressive subtype of ovarian cancer. The HGSOC tumours consist of several heterogeneous cell populations with a large number of mutations. This genetic variability makes it difficult to find drugs that would kill all the cancer cells, and to which the cells would not become resistant during treatment. Over half of the patients diagnosed with high-grade serous ovarian cancer die within five years of diagnosis, that is, annually more than 150 000 women globally.

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DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries

4 May 2019
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Cervical cancer is a major issue in low- and middle-income countries due to the lack of adequate screening such as routine Pap smear testing. These countries have high incidences of cervical cancer linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). Due to lack of resources for cancer screenings, these countries account for 85 percent of all cervical cancer cases.

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