Nicole P Chappell

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Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the leading cause of death among women with gynecologic malignancies and accounts for approximately 6% of cancer deaths among women. Cisplatin and its analogues form the backbone of the most active chemotherapy regimens in advanced EOC; however, development of platinum resistance is common and typically marks a transition(More)
INTRODUCTION The recent FDA approval of inclusion of bevacizumab (BEV) in the treatment of platinum-resistant recurrent ovarian cancer will likely lead to more widespread adoption of this intervention. We assessed the cost effectiveness of this expensive treatment for this specific indication. METHODS A cost effectiveness decision model was constructed(More)
BACKGROUND The historic association of Actinomyces israelii infection with intrauterine devices (IUDs) has long been recognized. In recent years, the risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease with a copper or levonorgestrel IUD has been less than 1% in women who are low risk for sexually transmitted infections. IUD-related pelvic infections secondary(More)
PURPOSE Although the Food and Drug Administration has approved incorporation of bevacizumab (BEV) into the treatment of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC), cost-value measures are an essential consideration, as evidenced by the recent ASCO Value Framework initiative. We assessed the cost-effectiveness and reviewed the net health benefit (NHB) of this(More)
OBJECTIVES Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) 0174 compared weekly intramuscular methotrexate (MTX) with biweekly pulsed intravenous dactinomycin (Act-D) as single-agent chemotherapy for low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). Act-D had a higher rate of initial complete response (CR) (70% vs. 53%, p=0.01), but multi-day regimens of MTX have higher(More)
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