SGO Issues May 4, 2017
SGO 2017 Annual Meeting highlights in Gyn Onc journal
Focus on obesity for May 2017 Gynecologic Oncology
SGO congratulates Annual Meeting raffle winners
May is National Cancer Research Month
NCCN Policy Summit June 15 in Washington, DC
Why Kathryn McGonigle, MD, is ALL IN to #EndWomensCancer
Highlights from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2017 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer by Leigh A. Cantrell and Floor Backes, is now available through the online version of Gynecologic Oncology. At this year’s meeting, the prevailing themes were: (1) wellness and burnout, (2) PARP inhibitors, (3) sentinel lymph node mapping and the associated questions, (4) targeted therapies and translational science, (5) prevention and screening and (6) cost and quality.
Editorial: Attacking obesity-related diseases at the source – Is bariatric surgery the next wave in cancer prevention? Peter A. Argenta
Lead Article: Long-term incidence of female-specific cancer after bariatric surgery or usual care in the Swedish Obese Subjects Study Åsa Anveden, Magdalena Taube, Markku Peltonen, Peter Jacobson, Johanna C. Andersson-Assarsson, Kajsa Sjöholm, Per-Arne Svensson, Lena M.S. Carlsson
Congratulations to the following attendees who won a free registration during the 2017 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Bhavana Pothuri, MD, MS, from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, is the winner of the free registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, which was drawn from participants in the clinical trials Twitter campaign. Linda Hipps, MD, from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ, won a free registration to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Hawaii in the SGO booth raffle drawing.
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has declared May as National Cancer Research Month. Declare your support for gynecologic oncology clinical trials by tweeting #Trials4GynCancerNOW and learn more about SGO’s efforts to promote clinical trials.
May 19 is the early bird deadline to register for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network NCCN Policy Summit: Ensuring Patient Access and Safety in Cancer Care, on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. The summit will provide an opportunity for stakeholders (providers, payers, patients, patient advocacy organizations and industry) to discuss patient access to high quality, effective, and efficient oncology care, as well as to disseminate advances in oncology patient safety systems best practices, processes, and policies. The summit will also explore shifting health care priorities under the Trump administration and any implications for safety and access to high quality cancer care. The summit agenda is available online.