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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Gynaecologic cancers

Lung and stomach cancer are the top cancer killers in England
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Lung and stomach cancer are the top cancer killers in England

Even though survival has increased in recent years, the effect of cancer on life expectancy varies across socio-economic groups.

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European Medicines Agency recommends approval of 4 cancer drugs
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European Medicines Agency recommends approval of 4 cancer drugs

The European Medicines Agency has recommended marketing authorisation for two new oncology therapies, one generic product and one biosimilar.

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  • Clinical Essentials from US Preventive Services Task Force
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USPSTF issues draft guidance for cervical cancer screening

Most women should receive PAP or HPV test, but not both.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Recurrent ovarian cancer: maintenance rucaparib prolongs PFS

Phase 3 data from ARIEL3.

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ESMO 2017: Study confirms chemoradiation is the best treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer compared with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery

The incidence of locally advanced cervical cancer is decreasing in Europe due to screening and vaccine campaign, but it’s still common in developing countries and even in the United States due to the lack of medical coverage.

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FDA approves bevacizumab biosimilar for cancer

Mvasi is the first biosimilar to be approved for cancer indications in the United States.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gynecol Oncol
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Rucaparib shows promise in relapsed high-grade ovarian cancer

Integrated data analysis from Study 10 and ARIEL2.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Obstet Gynecol
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HPV herd effect emerging in US, even among unvaccinated women

Data suggest that small declines in HPV rates may be associated with a herd effect.

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ESMO 2017: 3-week dosing schedule for paclitaxel is suitable as first-line treatment for European women with ovarian cancer

After a Japanese study showed increased progression free-survival interval with a dose-dense weekly paclitaxel treatment, ICON8 demonstrate that there is no difference for Caucasian women.

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ESMO 2017: One in four small and early-stage breast cancers can be aggressive and benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy

Clinical risk assessment for recurrence and metastasis is not enough to avoid adjuvant chemotherapy. Genomic assessment can help to identify those at higher risk that benefit from treatments.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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New vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV

Phase 3 trial shows 97% efficacy against high-grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal disease

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BP medications not tied to breast cancer risk
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BP medications not tied to breast cancer risk

Long term use of ACEi/ARBs may confer some protection.

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Statins have no protective effect against endometrial cancer
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Statins have no protective effect against endometrial cancer

Findings from a meta-analysis.

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Primary Care Oncology: Monthly Essentials September 2017
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Primary Care Oncology: Monthly Essentials September 2017

Most lifesaving starting age for mammograms | Reduced CRC mortality risk with flex sigmoidoscopy | Cochrane review of HPV testing vs cervical cytology | Menopause management after breast cancer.

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