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OBJECTIVES To identify molecular alterations that contribute to vulvar cancer pathogenesis with the intent of identifying molecular targets for treatment. METHODS After retrospective analysis of a database of molecularly-profiled gynecologic cancer patients, 149 vulvar cancer patients were included and tested centrally at a CLIA laboratory (Caris Life… (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare wound complication rates after skin closure with staples and subcuticular suture in obese gynecology patients undergoing laparotomy through a midline vertical incision. METHODS In this randomized controlled trial, women with body mass indexes (BMIs) of 30 or greater undergoing surgery by a gynecologic oncologist through a midline… (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of palliative care (PC) consultation on hospice enrollment and end-of-life care in gynecologic oncology patients. METHODS A retrospective chart review of gynecologic oncology patients who died 1year before and after 2014 implementation of a PC initiative for patients at a single NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.… (More)
BACKGROUND Gynecologic surgeries are performed through abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, or robot-assisted laparoscopic routes. However, if the pelvis is not accessible by one of these routes, there are no published reports to guide pelvic surgeons. CASE A 34-year-old conjoined twin status postseparation with uterine didelphys and absence of her left… (More)
•DICER1 mutations play a significant role in gynecologic malignancy.•DICER1 may be involved in the sarcomagenesis of endometrial adenosarcoma.•The knowledge of a genetic mutation can help clarify a patient's medical history.