Winning The War On Women's Cancer: Advances In Prevention, Treatment,and Survival
Gynecologic cancer can be a devastating disease that either directly or indirectly affects nearly every person in our society. Recent discoveries and advances in treatment have changed our understanding of these cancers in terms of their biology and genetics. Armed with knowledge of the mechanisms of cancer growth and spread, new strategies for prevention and early detection have evolved. In addition, new types of cancer therapy have been developed to target gynecologic cancers more specifically and with fewer side effects. As a result, death rates for many of the gynecologic cancers are now falling.