James J. Burke II, M.D. (cont'd)


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    Understanding how chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are used in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.  

     

    Most ovarian cysts are not cancer, but persistent cysts should be evaluated by a gynecologic oncologist.  

     

    Understanding HPV and the importance of the HPV vaccine.  

     

    The history of gynecologic oncology at Memorial University Medical Center.  

     

    Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.  

     

    The process of genetic testing and counseling.  

     

    Clinical trials in gynecologic oncology treatment, and future changes in the structure of clinical trial groups.  

     

    How five clinical trials changed the standard of care for gynecologic cancers in 1999.  

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