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Gynecologic Oncology

Holy Name Medical Center to offer clinical trial for advanced ovarian cancer

Holy Name Medical Center said Wednesday that it is the first site in the U.S. to open enrollment for a new clinical study focused on women with advanced ovarian cancer.

The MIRASOL study assesses a promising agent, mirvetuximab soravtansine, which is an antibody linked to a chemotherapy drug. This agent is designed to target and kill tumor cells that express a protein that is often observed in ovarian cancer, while sparing healthy cells and reducing side effects.

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Holy Name receives grant to support women with gynecologic cancers

Holy Name Medical Center announced on Friday it received a $25,000 Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) grant to develop and launch Woman to Woman, a peer support program for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer.

The medical center said that the program pairs gynecologic cancer patients with trained survivor volunteers who provide one-on-one support and mentoring from the moment of diagnosis through the end of treatment.

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Holy Name first to offer advance immunotherapy for endometrial cancer

Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, is the first site in the U.S. to open the Merck trial looking at Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) plus Lenvima (lenvantinib), as a novel combination compared to standard cytotoxic chemotherapy for advanced or recurrent endometrial cancer.

Dr. Maria Schiavone, a gynecologic oncologist and sub-investigator told NJBIZ that the clinical trial is significant.

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Holy Name Doctor Helps Save Many Branches Of Cancer-Stricken Family Tree

They are a close, extended family of sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, sharing vacations and holidays, burdens and joys. However, they also share a more serious trait: an expansive history of cancer. In just one year, one sister was diagnosed with uterine cancer and an aunt and cousin each had breast cancer. That one cousin’s diagnosis, occurring at a young age and with a particular type of breast cancer known to run in families, triggered action by the rest of the clan.

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5 Ways to Make Your Next Ob-Gyn Appointment Suck a Little Less

You may have thought that since you don't need a Pap test every year you're off the hook when it comes to regularly checking in with your gyno. It's no one's idea of a fun 15 minutes after all, so why not skip it? According to a recent survey from Genentech and the Foundation for Women's Cancer, 25 percent of women who haven't been to the ob-gyn in the last year haven't gone because—surprise, surprise—they don't like going.

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Gynecologic cancers: Ways to reduce your risk

This year more than 98,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecological cancer ­­ and about 30,000 will die from the disease. Despite this threat, few Americans know the signs and symptoms to look out for and what preventive measures to take. The most common forms are cervical, uterine, vaginal, vulvar and ovarian cancer.

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Women Prioritize Hairstyling Over OBGYN visits

In the past 12 months, women have been more likely to have seen their primary physician, dentist, eye doctor, and hairdresser than their OBGYN, according to results of a new survey.

The survey of 1001 women in the United States was conducted in conjunction with Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month by Genentech to gauge women’s understanding of gynecologic cancers.

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More American Women Have a Regular Hairstylist Than OBGYN

Your hair looks fabulous. So drop the flat iron and pick up the phone – it's time to get a gyno.

Pop quiz!

  1. What's the name of your hairstylist?
  2. What's the name of your gynecologist?

If you were only able to answer the first question, you're actually among the majority of American women. A revealing new survey conducted by the Foundation for Women's Cancer and Genentech found that more women have a regular hairstylist, dentist, eye doctor and general practitioner than have a regular gynecologist. Yikes.

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Born to heal, Dr. Sharyn Lewin, new to Holy Name, talks about gynecological oncology, helping women, and saving lives

Ever since she was a small girl, Sharyn Lewin knew that she wanted to be a doctor.

But not just any doctor. The laser-like precision of her goal, from the time she was very young, was oddly specific.

"My earliest memory was going to school with a white coat and a stethoscope for Career Day,” Dr. Lewin said. By the time she was about 8, “I didn’t even know what an obstetrician or a gynecologist was — but I knew I wanted to be one."

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