Gynecologic Oncology

Learn about the newest therapies, interventions, and clinical research in gynecologic oncology (gyn-onc). Cancer Nursing Today has up-to-date perspectives and information on cervical cancer screening, risk factors for ovarian and endometrial cancers, and more. From ovarian cancer detection to the latest clinical trial data, learn how gyn-onc research and treatment are progressing.

Beta-Blockers May Improve Ovarian Cancer Outcomes
A recent review of medical records as published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that women with cardiovascular conditions who take nonselective beta-blockers (NSBB) such as propranolol at the time of ovarian cancer surgery can result in greater two-year survival. Preclinical studies have shown that the stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors can increase factors associated with angiogenesis, the forming of new blood vessels. Ovarian tumors express beta-2 adrenergic receptors, and in vitro studies on ovarian cells confirmed that exposure to propranolol can induce apoptosis and protective autophagy. ...
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