Special Issue "Update on Endometrial Cancer: from Diagnosis to Treatment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2022.
Interests: gynecology; endometriosis; fibroids; laparoscopy; hormonal therapy; hysteroscopy; ultrasonography; gynecological surgery; minimally invasive surgery; infertility
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Special Issue in Medicina: Minimally Invasive and Fertility-Sparing Treatment of Gynecological Cancers
The knowledge of the molecular characteristics of endometrial cancer (EC) has changed profoundly in recent times. The dichotomous histologic classification (endometrial cancer types 1 and 2) proposed by Bokhman more than thirty years ago appears inadequate today. Recent genomic studies support new visions of the pathogenesis and progression of EC. Due to the early occurrence of symptoms (i.e., abnormal uterine bleeding), most women receive EC diagnosis at early stages when the disease is still confined to the uterine corpus, and they have a good prognosis after surgical treatment. The prognosis is worse for patients with high-risk EC, often experiencing cancer relapse after surgical treatment. Thus, their preoperative workup is critical for selecting patients who may need more radical surgery or adjuvant therapies. The standard treatment of EC consists of hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with or without lymphadenectomy; these procedures are usually performed by laparoscopic or robotic surgery. In the last decade, sentinel lymph node mapping has emerged as an attractive approach for managing patients with endometrial cancer. Conservative treatment may be considered in women with early-stage EC desiring childbearing. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of EC allows for better use of current drugs and novel targeted drugs.
We encourage the submission of original manuscripts and reviews on EC.
Prof. Dr. Simone Ferrero
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- endometrial cancer
- hormonal therapy
- novel (targeted) treatments
- fertility sparing
- sentinel node
- minimally invasive surgery