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Research    Patient Care    Gynecologic Cancer    Ovarian Cancer   

CRISPR Study Lays Groundwork for Overcoming Ovarian Cancer

A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has gained attention for its work on rethinking ovarian cancer disease progression and treatment. Equipped with highly advanced technology, they are making inroads in rendering the most lethal cancer of the female reproductive system less deadly.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 29, 2024
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Can Menopause Be Delayed Indefinitely?

At birth, ovaries in girls can contain about a million tiny structures called primordial follicles, each of which contains an egg cell. As girls grow and experience adulthood, most of these follicles will die while only one follicle will survive each month to ovulate a mature egg. When the loss of primordial follicles is nearly complete, and only hundreds remain, women reach menopause, a time when menstrual cycles have ceased for 12 months.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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Patient Care    Community   

March of Dimes Gives Colorado a ‘C’ Grade on Preterm Birth Rate

A new “report card” on maternal and infant health from the March of Dimes gives Colorado a “C” grade for its rate of preterm births. And while that’s a slightly higher mark than the “D+” grade the national nonprofit group gives to the nation as a whole, the Colorado report is studded with concerning data points about the state.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Research    Gynecologic Cancer    Magazine    Ovarian Cancer

Innovations in Ovarian Cancer Research

Ovarian cancer is a growing area of research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. A newly formed Ovarian Cancer Innovations Group, envisioned by Saketh Guntupalli, MD, and led by Kian Behbakht, MD, MBA, is taking a multipronged approach to studying the disease.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 27, 2023
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Research    Ovarian Cancer

CU Cancer Center Researchers Land Major Grant to Investigate Ovarian Cancer Disparities

A pair of University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a major grant to fund the next five years of their long-running research into a genetic risk factor for ovarian cancer that varies greatly across different ethnic communities – research that they hope will lead to better-targeted therapies.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date November 20, 2023
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Patient Care    Magazine    Ovarian Cancer

CU Cancer Center Care Team Provides a Foundation for Healing for BRCA1-positive Patient

Amy Bibbey has two distinct lives. There’s the life she led before ovarian cancer, and there’s everything after diagnosis.


Author Carie Behounek | Publish Date September 21, 2023
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Research    Ovarian Cancer    Multiple Myeloma

Guidelines for Preventing Blood Clots in People With Cancer 

Many of the side effects of cancer treatment are well-known, including nausea, fatigue, and weight loss. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 28, 2023
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Research    Women's Health   

Scientists Pursue Personalized Approach to Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse

At least one in four women suffer with pelvic floor disorder symptoms that can range from urine leakage to organs falling out of place, sometimes protruding outside the vagina. Many women remain silent, embarrassed to share their issues even with their doctors.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 02, 2023
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Patient Care    Ovarian Cancer    Immunotherapy    Genetics

Innovative Immunotherapy Treatment Helps Ovarian Cancer Patient See Amazing Results

People often tell Winona Williams that she’s brave, and she is. Ovarian cancer could easily become a dark cloud over her, shadowing every minute of every day.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 20, 2022
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Community    Women's Health   

Suicide, Drug Overdose Top Killers of New Mothers in Colorado

Affected patients describe being gripped by “profound sadness” or “paralyzed” by bouts of anxiety and exhaustion. The feelings of perinatal mood disorders, which often result in a sense of hopelessness, strike mothers during what should be one of the happiest times of their lives.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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Research    Cancer    Ovarian Cancer

Innovative Ovarian Cancer Research Newly Supported by R37 MERIT Award

One of the most impactful advancements during the past decade in treating ovarian cancer is the use of PARP inhibitors (short for poly adenosine diphosphate-ribose polymerase). PARP inhibitors are a type of cancer drug that blocks the PARP enzyme from helping to repair DNA damage in cancer cells.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 13, 2021
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Research    Community   

Studies Explore Links Between Stress, Choline Deficiency, Preterm Births, and Mental Health Issues

In two recent articles published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, Sharon Hunter, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, and M. Camille Hoffman, MD, MSc, an associate professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with their research group, have uncovered a potential link between choline deficiency in Black pregnant women in the United States and increased risk of developmental and behavioral issues that can evolve into mental illness later in their children’s lives.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date June 16, 2021
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Community    COVID-19   

CU School of Medicine Doctor Working to Get COVID-19 Supplies to India

After seeing the tragic COVID-19 crisis unfolding in India, Saketh Guntupalli, MD, associate professor of gynecologic oncology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, decided to do something about it.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 19, 2021
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Gynecologic Cancer    Vaccinations    Cervical Cancer

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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Diabetes    Public Health    Women's Health   

Placental Function Can Illuminate Future Disease in Adults and Children

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults, a finding that could lead to earlier intervention and diagnosis of disease. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 21, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases   

Some Catholic OB/GYNs Face Moral Dilemmas in Issues of Family Planning

A study of Catholic obstetrician-gynecologists shows some face moral dilemmas when dealing with issues of family planning and abortion due to their religious faith, according researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 16, 2020
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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    Cervical 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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Start the Conversation About Fertility Preservation Before Beginning Cancer Treatment

As survival rates of many common cancers have improved it is no surprise that conversations around fertility preservation have also increased. These advances in treatments are letting patients think about their future beyond cancer, and if that future includes children.


Author Cancer Center | Publish Date August 10, 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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Research    Press Releases   

Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary supplements, and is critical to fetal brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases   

Few Consider Religious Affiliation of Their Hospital, Don’t Want Religious Restrictions on Healthcare

A small minority of Americans surveyed consider the religious affiliation of the hospitals that treat them, but a majority said they didn’t want religious doctrine dictating their healthcare choices, according to a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 02, 2020
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