Tag: Endometrial Cancer

ICARE Newsletter Spring 2022 

  BRCA1/2 Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer

A new study found that among BRCA1/2 carriers, oral contraceptive use strongly lowered cancer risk over one’s lifetime, even though at first, they raise risks of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer.Schrijver et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Jan. PMID: 35048954. Social media post February 15th, 2022. Available at:https://tinyurl.com/post21522.

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ICARE Social Media Post February 2022

BRCA1/2 Cancer Risks: Oral Contraceptives

A new study found that among BRCA1/2 carriers oral contraceptive use strongly decreases lifetime cancer risk, despite an 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 increase in breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer risk. Read the full article to learn more!https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35048954/Reference: Schrijver et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2022 Jan 20;djac004. PMID: 35048954

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2020

Treatment Advances Among Those with Lynch Syndrome

There continue to be ongoing advances in treatment studies among those with inherited cancer gene mutations, which are rapidly being followed by FDA approval for specific cancer treatments. Select studies and advances are summarized below: Lynch Syndrome:  Colorectal Cancer: Among patients with MSI-H or MMR-deficient colorectal cancers (frequently seen among those with Lynch syndrome), pembrolizumab …

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ICARE Social Media Post January 2020

Advances in Treatment for Lynch Syndrome-Related Endometrial Cancer

A recent phase II study showed increased response to an immunotherapy drug (avelumab), in women with endometrial cancer with mismatch repair deficiency. Among women with Lynch Syndrome, the risk for endometrial cancer (which often has mismatch repair deficiency) is raised. This new study shows promising treatment options for women with endometrial cancer and Lynch syndrome …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2018

Refining Cancer Risks Among Individuals with Lynch Syndrome

Over the past year, multiple studies have refined risks and types of cancer among individuals with Lynch syndrome. Through a Scandinavian study, risks for 13 types of cancer (with colorectal cancers being excluded), were reported to be elevated with differences related to gender, age, and the gene in which mutation was present. Incidence rates of …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

What Are the Endometrial Cancer Risks Among BRCA Carriers?

Although BRCA mutations confer increased risk for ovarian, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer, there have been limited and conflicting risks reported for endometrial cancer. Consequently, current practice guidelines only recommend the removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries as a risk-reducing option for BRCA carriers.1 Specifically, through a prospective study of 4500 women with …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2016

Risk of Second Cancers Among Those with PTEN Mutations

A recently published study to evaluate the risk of second cancers among PTEN mutation carriers showed that women with breast cancer had a 10-year second breast cancer cumulative risk of almost 30%. Overall, the risk of second primary cancers was almost 8-fold that of the general population, primarily due to the higher risks of cancer …

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ICARE Newsletter Summer 2014

Ask the Expert

The following question was addressed by Dr. Steven Narod who is a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer and a senior scientist at Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Narod is a world-leader in the field of breast and ovarian cancer genetics. Over the course of his career, he has profoundly shaped …

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