Pei Hui, MD, Discusses New Reporting Guidelines for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
Pei Hui, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, discusses updated reporting guidelines for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease.Source: International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists
Longing and Fear: How Ovarian Cancer Changed My Perspective on Womanhood
On Jan. 16, I received a phone call that changed my life. In a matter of seconds, I felt like I was outside my body. It was nearly comical. I was in the car with a friend working on a film project, headed to the location, laughing as snot poured out of my nose. He asked me if I’d like to go back home. I said, “Let’s just pretend, for an hour, that I don’t have cancer and that never happened.”Source: Yale News
Doctors seeing success in HPV vaccine against cancers
(WTNH) – The only vaccine to prevent cancer has been on the market for a number of years, but doctors are now seeing the actual generation benefiting. It’s the HPV vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer and it’s proving to be extremely effective. Doctor Elena Ratner, a gynecologic oncologist at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Hospital says success is being seen as a result of Gardasil 9, the vaccine to prevent HPV, which is a sexually-transmitted disease that can lead to cancers.Source: WTNH
The Important Work of Dr. Harvey Kliman and Why His Research Matters in 2022
Today we welcome Dr. Harvey Kliman to the podcast. He graciously spends time with us diving into why his research is important to those who have experienced infertility, or pregnancy and infant loss, why it's not often not prioritized in the world of research and what he feels like are large barriers in our healthcare system today. Thank you to Dr. Kliman for coming to the podcast to share the data, science and research that gives loss families information, and at times, closure, when they otherwise had none. We are so thankful for your work in the world, Dr. Kliman. If you have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and would like to contact Dr. Kliman and his team to investigate your case further, you can find more information here: https://medicine.yale.edu/obgyn/kliman/placenta/pregnancyloss/Source: Ripples Through Waves
Building Momentum: WHRY's Undergraduate Fellows Advance Women's Health
Women’s Health Research at Yale mentors undergraduate students as well as graduate students and rising junior faculty members to ensure that the next generation of scientists and medical providers fully account for the health needs of women and sex-and-gender differences affecting health. Here are a few examples of what our former undergraduate fellows are up to now.
Yale Physicians Share the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
September is ovarian cancer awareness month and while ovarian cancer is rare, the survival rate is low. Ovarian cancer is not easily detectable in its early stages. According to the American Cancer Society, the most common symptoms include bloating, pelvic-abdominal pain, and urinary symptoms. News 8 spoke with co-directors of the Sexual Intimacy and Menopause Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.Source: WTNH
Ideal gestational weight gain varies by pre-pregnancy BMI in twin pregnancy
For people giving birth to twins, the gestational weight gain range with the lowest risk for adverse perinatal outcomes was similar among those with a pre-pregnancy BMI of underweight or normal weight. However, the ideal range for gestational weight gain (GWG) for twin pregnancy decreased with each successively higher BMI category, data in JAMA Network Open showed. The data suggest that the current United States Institute of Medicine GWG recommendations should be lower.Source: Healio
Using Particles That Are Smaller Than the Head of a Pin to Treat Cancer
Thanks in part to research begun more than a decade ago with funding from Women’s Health Research at Yale, Dr. W. Mark Saltzman is working with colleagues on a way to deploy effective cancer-fighting medication safely with the help of nanoparticles.