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Research    Community    Awareness    Gynecologic Cancer    Vaccinations

HPV Education and Patient Navigation Project Seeks to Raise Awareness of Need for HPV Vaccine

Even as exciting developments are happening in cervical cancer research, an estimated 14,100 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 16, 2022
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Gynecologic Cancer    Vaccinations   

Three Things to Know About the HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and CU Cancer Center member Lindsay Brubaker, MD, wants everyone to be aware of the relationship between cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually-transmitted disease that causes the vast majority of cervical cancers. The current HPV vaccine protects against seven predominant strains of the virus that cause cancer, as well as the two that cause genital warts.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date January 22, 2021
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Press Coverage    Gynecologic Cancer

One Of The Youngest Ovarian Cancer Victims Remembered: ‘She Never Stopped Fighting’

Peyton taught the world that ovarian cancer doesn’t just strike mothers and grandmothers. “She’s brought so much awareness to the disease through her advocacy,” said CU Cancer Center member Saketh Guntupalli, MD. 


Author CBS4 Denver | Publish Date January 08, 2021
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Research    Gynecologic Cancer    Ovarian Cancer

CU Researchers Come Together to Better Understand Ovarian Cancer Tumors and Treatment Outcomes

After nearly four years of work, a group of researchers and clinicians from the University of Colorado (CU) published a paper this week in the Clinical Cancer Research that shares findings from research looking at how the composition of ovarian cancer tumors changes during chemotherapy and contributes to therapeutic response.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date September 15, 2020
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Research    Gynecologic Cancer   

American Cancer Society Releases Simplified Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Last month the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening. The most notable change in guidelines is the changes in the age to begin screening. Per the new guidelines, it is recommended that cervical cancer screening begin at age 25. Previously, the starting age for screening was 21.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date August 18, 2020
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Philanthropy    Gynecologic Cancer    Cancer    Ovarian Cancer

Building Towards Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

In July 2019, Emily McClintock Addlesperger was on vacation in Maine with her husband, Jason, when she felt sick and was airlifted to Portland with internal bleeding. A tumor on her ovary had burst. It was Monday. On Saturday, she passed away. Emily was 44 years old.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date July 16, 2020
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Gynecologic Cancer    Clinical Research

A Slippery Slope to the Operating Room

Brad Corr’s inspiration to pursue a medical career came on the ski slopes of Big Sky, Montana.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date February 03, 2020
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Gynecologic Cancer    Women's Health    Advocacy

Cervical cancer survivor: Don’t miss your Pap smears!

Debbie Garcia always dreamed of having a big family.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date January 17, 2020
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Gynecologic Cancer

Saketh Guntupalli on leadership vision, higher survival rates for gynecologic cancers

This July, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, Saketh Guntupalli, MD, assumes the role of Division Chief of the CU School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology, with a mission to increase the excellence of clinical care, train the next generation of physician-scientists, and move the needle on gynecologic cancer research. Guntupalli takes over a program that already boasts 15-20 percent improved survival rates over national averages for some cancers including uterine cancer.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date July 01, 2019
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Gynecologic Cancer

ASCO: Sexual health interventions after treatment are an unmet need for gynecologic cancer patients

Sexual health can be an uncomfortable subject after completing cancer treatment, but is an important quality of life issue. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago highlights the unmet need of interventions to improve and maintain optimal sexual health. 


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date May 31, 2019
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Gynecologic Cancer

Take the Tubes but Leave the Ovaries: Salpingectomy an Evolving Option for Young Women at High Risk for Gynecologic Cancers

In women at high risk for ovarian cancer, the common prevention strategy is to remove fallopian tubes and ovaries as soon as the woman is done having a family – the sooner the better. But this initiates menopause and along with it higher risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, sexual side-effects, and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease. A recent University of Colorado Cancer Center review in the International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer suggests a way young, high-risk women can reduce risk while leaving menopause for later: the technique known as salpingectomy removes the fallopian tubes while leaving ovaries intact.


Author Garth Sundem | Publish Date February 20, 2013
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CU Cancer Center In the News

The Colorado Sun

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Launches New Center to Fight Esophageal and Gastric Cancer

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 07, 2022

CU-Anschutz announced the creation of a new center to improve patient care and advance new methods for detecting esophageal and gastric cancers early.

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News Medical

Study Explores Practical Pathways to Motherhood in Women with Oncogene-Driven Lung Cancer

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateDecember 05, 2022

New CU Cancer Center research highlights the need for more data for women hoping for successful pregnancies while undergoing lung cancer treatment.

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Targeted Oncology

Forsberg Explains How Selinexor Fits Into Sequencing Therapies in R/R Multiple Myeloma

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateNovember 16, 2022

During a roundtable event, Peter Forsberg, MD, discussed data from several trials of selinexor in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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Cancer Health

Pancreatic Cancer Survivor Shares a Message of Hope

news outletCancer Health
Publish DateNovember 15, 2022

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Laura Foote shares her story to bring hope and express gratitude.

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