Women's cancers

Theme leader: Leon Massuger

Our goal is improving patient centered quality of care in Women's cancers (breast, ovarium, cervix, vulva, endometrium and pregnancy-related) in partnership with patients involved by means of prevention, early diagnosis or implementation of new management strategies supported by a better understanding of carcinogenesis and tumor development, with special attention for hereditary causes, preservation of fertility and post treatment individualized care.

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Publications highlights

  • Triage by methylation-marker testing versus cytology in women who test HPV-positive on self-collected cervicovaginal specimens (PROHTECT-3): a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial.

    Lancet Oncol. 15:315-22, 2014.

  • L1CAM in early-stage type I endometrial cancer: results of a large multicenter evaluation.

    J Natl Cancer Inst.;105:1142-50, 2013

  • Genome-wide significant risk associations for mucinous ovarian carcinoma. Nature genetics.

    Nat Genet.; 2015

  • Autotransplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue in cancer survivors and the risk of reintroducing malignancy: a systematic review.

    Hum Reprod Update;19:483-506, 2013