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The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer publishes content on novel and relevant topics in the field of gynecologic cancer. IJGC Podcast features short interview segments with leading experts discussing the latest research in their respective areas. The podcasts will serve as an interactive and education experience for all our listeners.

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United Kingdom

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The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer publishes content on novel and relevant topics in the field of gynecologic cancer. IJGC Podcast features short interview segments with leading experts discussing the latest research in their respective areas. The podcasts will serve as an interactive and education experience for all our listeners.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Molecular Classification in Ovarian Preservation for Uterine Cancer with Jennifer Mueller and Beryl Manning-Geist

6/10/2024
Podcast Description: In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Drs. Mueller and Manning-Geist to discuss molecular classification in ovarian preservation for uterine cancer. Jenny Mueller MD is a gynecologic oncologist and an associate attending in the department of surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She leads the endometrial cancer research team at MSKCC with an emphasis on prospective, translational and collaborative efforts within and across institutions. Beryl Manning-Geist is a Gynecologic surgery fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and will be joining Emory University Division of Gynecologic Oncology in 2024 as an assistant professor. Her research focuses on how to leverage the molecular underpinnings of gynecologic cancers for tailored treatment. Highlights: -Patients with microsatellite instability-high/mismatch repair-deficient or copy number-high/TP53abnormal endometrial cancer were at increased risk of concurrent ovarian disease. -The presence of lymphovascular space invasion and positive cytology were also associated with an increased risk of concurrent ovarian disease. -Integrating molecular tumor profiling with pathologic characteristics of disease may help to better risk stratify pre-menopausal patients with endometrial cancer for ovarian preservation.

Duration:00:41:54

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Radical Vaginal Trachelectomy with Drs. Christhardt Köhler and Achim Schneider

6/3/2024
Podcast Description: In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Drs. Christhardt Köhler and Achim Schneider to discuss radical vaginal trachelectomy. Prof. Christhardt Köhler is a highly accomplished gynecologist and obstetrician specializing in oncological gynecology. He is the Chief Physician of the Department of Gynecology at Asklepios Hospital Altona Hamburg and has won the Briker Award and the Robert B. Hunt Endowed Award. Dr. Kohler is a member of several professional associations, including the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics. His expertise is recognized worldwide, and he is listed in the FOCUS top list of physicians for gynecological operations and tumors. He has 1381 scientific publications focusing on spinal muscular atrophy, cervical cancer, and innovative gynecological surgery approaches. Achim Schneider, born on September 17, 1950, in Augsburg, is a distinguished German gynecologist and obstetrician. He earned his doctorate in 1975 and has since made significant contributions to the field, including pioneering new laparoscopic surgical techniques in gynecological oncology in Germany. Schneider held prestigious professorships at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and the Charité in Berlin. He has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of genital neoplasms, HPV-associated ano-genital neoplasms, and fertility-preserving surgery for cervical cancer patients. Currently, he heads the dysplasia consultation at the Medical Care Center in Berlin, continuing his impactful work in minimally invasive procedures and cancer prevention. Highlights:

Duration:00:41:04

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Endometrial Cancer New FIGO Stage IA3 vs IIIA1 with Koji Matsuo

5/27/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Koji Matsuo to discuss new FIGO staging of endometrial cancer. Dr. Matsuo is a clinician-scientist in the area of gynecologic oncology in the United States. His research interest is population-based, heath service outcome research for gynecologic malignancies. Highlights: (1) Survival effect of adjuvant therapy differed between stage IA3 and IIIA1. (2) In new stage IA3 disease, omission of adjuvant therapy had comparable overall survival compared to combination chemotherapy and external beam radiotherapy or chemotherapy alone. (3) In stage IIIA1, omission of adjuvant therapy was associated with decreased overall survival compared to chemotherapy-based approach. (4) 5-year overall survival of adjuvant therapy omission group in new stage IA3 was nearly 90%. (5) These hypothesis-generating observation suggested that treatment de-escalation of well-staged stage IA3 may not adversely affect survival.

Duration:00:41:45

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Small Bites to Prevention Incisional Hernias with Shitanshu Uppal

5/20/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Shitanshu Uppal to discuss the impact of closure of small fascial bites on incisional hernia rates in gynecologic oncology patients. Dr. Uppal is the George W. Morley Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Uppal is recognized for his research in surgical outcomes and quality improvement, alongside his pivotal role in leading educational initiatives for Gynecologic Oncology. Highlights: - This quality improvement study validates prior RCT data in gynecologic oncology population - Adoption of Small-Bite Fascial Closure Reduced Hernia rates by 50% - Obesity and adjuvant chemotherapy are independent risk factors for hernia development

Duration:00:32:24

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PAOLA1 Update Survival Analysis with Domenica Lorusso

5/13/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Domenica Lorusso to discuss the survival analysis of the PAOLA1 trial. Dr. Domenica Lorusso, MD, PhD, directs the Gynaecological Oncology Unit at Humanitas Hospital, Milan, and holds a Full Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Humanitas University, Rozzano, Milan. She has led/participated in approximately 250 phase I-IV clinical trials. Currently overseeing more than 60 studies as Principal Investigator, Dr. Lorusso also chairs the Clinical Trials Committee of the MITO Group. She serves on the Board of Directors of the GCIG and is an active member of ENGOT, where she chairs the Gynecological Cancer Academy. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of the ESGO. With around 300 international oncology publications and contributions to national and international treatment guidelines, her primary objectives are to ensure optimal patient care, foster clinical research, and advance international collaborations and education in the field. Highlights:

Duration:00:26:15

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Molecular profile as predictor of endometrial recurrence

5/6/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Ana Luzarraga to discuss molecular profiles as predictors of endometrial recurrence. Dr. Luzarraga is a Gynecologic Oncologist currently working in the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. She has completed her two years ESGO fellowship in 2023 and is currently finishing her PhD programme about molecular profile in endometrial cancer. Highlights:

Duration:00:24:38

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Mentor's Podcast: Luis Chiva

4/29/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Luis Chiva. Dr. Chiva, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra, is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a former council member of ESGO, and chaired the Program Committee for ESGO Istanbul 2023. He also serves as Associate Editor for the IJGC. Highlights: 1. Dr. Luis Chiva's career path in gynecologic oncology stemmed from his father's influence and his own passion for surgery. 2. Training in the United States broadened his perspective, leading him to play a pivotal role in advancing gynecologic oncology in Spain. 3. He emphasized personalized patient care and multidisciplinary approaches to oncology, shaping his leadership in professional societies. 4. Dr. Chiva's journey underscores the importance of continual learning, perseverance, and a strong family support system in achieving professional success. 5. Balancing work and personal life, he believes, is essential for maintaining overall well-being and effectiveness in patient care.

Duration:00:35:49

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Mentor’s Podcast: Jessica Mcalpine

4/22/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Jessica Mcalpine. Dr. McAlpine is a surgeon-scientist at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. Highlights: • Collaborate! You are stronger together and can refine and improve your research initiatives. • Choose projects that you believe are clinically impactful—not just for the sake of publishing. • Find things that bring you joy in life. Gynecologic oncology and research are long journeys, and we need to take care of ourselves and each other.

Duration:00:20:04

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Reviewing the April Issue with Elena Olearo and Beatriz Navarro Santana

4/16/2024
In this episode of the IJGC Podcast, Editorial Fellows Elena Olearo and Beatriz Navarro Santana discuss the contents of the April issue of IJGC.

Duration:00:19:10

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ARID1A in NSMP Uterine Cancers with Arina Onoprienko and Thomas Bartl

4/15/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Drs. Arina Onoprienko and Thomas Bartl to discuss ARID1A in NSMP uterine cancers. Dr. Onoprienko is undergoing residency training in OB/GYN and pursuing a PhD in experimental cancer research at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Her clinical research primarily focuses on modeling therapeutic outcomes in patients with gynecological cancers and assessing cognitive dysfunction in patients undergoing therapy for disease recurrence. Dr. Bartl completed his residency training in OB/GYN at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and is about to commence an ESGO-Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Having completed a PhD program in experimental cancer research, he developed a strong interest in translational cancer research with a focus on precision medicine and definition of new therapeutic targets in rare gynecologic tumors. Highlights:

Duration:00:29:27

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p53abn and no myoinvasion endometrial cancer with Jessica Mcalpine and Amy Jamieson

4/8/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Drs. Jessica Mcalpine and Amy Jamieson to discuss p53abn and no myoinvasion endometrial cancer. Dr. Jessica McAlpine is a surgeon-scientist at the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. Dr. Amy Jamieson is a gynecologic oncologist at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer and an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. Highlights: • p53abn endometrial cancers are aggressive tumours, responsible for the majority of recurrences and death from this disease. The optimal management of patients with stage IA p53abn endometrial cancer without myometrial invasion is debated. • We demonstrate the recurrence rates in p53abn endometrial cancer stage IA without myometrial invasion were high at 16% and higher still with residual endometrial tumor (19%). • Recurrence rates in p53abn stage IA without myometrial invasion did not differ compared to p53abn stage IA with myometrial invasion, where adjuvant treatment is routinely recommended. • Most recurrences in patients with p53abn endometrial cancer stage IA without myometrial invasion were distant (89%) and fatal. • High rates of distant and unsalvageable recurrences in stage IA p53abn endometrial cancer without myometrial invasion justify a discussion about adjuvant therapy.

Duration:00:27:08

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Mirvetuximab in Ovarian Cancer with Giorgio Bogani

4/1/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Professor Giorgio Bogani to discuss Mirvetuximab in Ovarian Cancer. Prof. Bogani serves as a consultant in gynecologic oncology at the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano in Milan, Italy. He completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA, with a focus on endometrial cancer and gynecologic oncology. Currently, his expertise is centered on gynecological surgery and experimental medicine. Highlights:

Duration:00:26:53

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SLN in Endometrial Hyperplasia with Andrea Rosati

3/25/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Andrea Rosati. Mr. Rosati is a consultant at the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli in Rome (Italy). He is currently attending a second level master "Gynecologic Oncology International Master" at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Rome, Italy) accredited as a Subspecialty Fellowship by the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology. His main interest areas are gynecological cancer, surgical anatomy, and gynecologic oncology surgery. Highlights:

Duration:00:32:35

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ESGO Vulvar Cancer Guidelines 2023 with Maaike Oonk

3/18/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Maaike Oonk to discuss the ESGO Vulvar Cancer Guidelines for 2023. Dr. Oonk is a gynaecological oncologist in the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on new treatment options for vulvar cancer patients to improve quality of life. She is PI of the GROINSS-V studies and was chair of the 2023 ESGO vulvar cancer guidelines working group. Highlights:

Duration:00:37:22

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IDEAL Framework: Robotics Innovation and Evaluation with Hani Marcus

3/11/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Mr. Hani Marcus to discuss the IDEAL Framework. Mr. Marcus is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. Highlights: - The development of the next generation of surgical robotics presents unique challenges in evaluation due to their complexity, integration with AI, and potential for system disruption. - The IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, and Long-term monitoring) Robotics colloquium suggests practical recommendations for evaluating surgical robots at different stages: development, comparative study, and clinical monitoring. - These recommendations are aimed at developers, clinicians, patients, and healthcare systems, considering multiple aspects like economics, training, ethics, and sustainability.

Duration:00:34:52

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2024 IJGC Special Issue with Christina Fotopoulou, Ane Gerda Z. Eriksson, Glauco Baiocchi, and Oliver Zivanovic

3/4/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Drs. Christina Fotopoulou, Ane Gerda Z. Eriksson, Glauco Baiocchi, and Oliver Zivanovic to discuss the 2024 Special Issue of IJGC, “Novel Surgical Approaches in Gynecological Oncology”. Dr. Fotopoulou is the Chair of Gynaecological Cancer Surgery at the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, UK. She has served as an elected ESGO council member and Chair of the ESGO and BGCS guidelines committee. Dr. Eriksson is the chair of the endometrial cancer and gyn sarcoma group at the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. She is currently an elected ESGO Council member and chair of the ESGO accreditation committee. Dr. Eriksson also serves on the NSGO-CTU Foundation Board. Dr. Glauco Baiocchi is the head of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the AC Camargo Cancer Center. He is also the president of the Brazilian Gynecologic Oncology Group – EVA Group. Oliver Zivanovic MD is a Gynecologic Oncologist and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Women's Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany. Highlights:

Duration:00:36:22

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The INTERLACE Trial with Mary McCormack

2/26/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Mary McCormack to discuss the INTERLACE trial. Dr. McCormack is an Honorary Consultant Clinical Oncologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust and an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at University College London. Highlights: • INTERLACE first randomised PH3 trial in Locally advanced cervical cancer in more than 2 decades to demonstrate a clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement in both OS and PFS . • The IC drugs are widely available and relatively cheap so removing many potential economic barriers to adoption. • Growth factors -GCSF/Filgrastim should be used as needed to ensure patients complete the chemotherapy (IC & cisplatin) • Essential to BEGIN the external beam radiation within 7 days of last dose ( #6) of IC. • Remember OVERALL treatment time for the RADIATION- 96% in trial completed both EXTERNAL BEAM & BRACHYTHERAPY within 56 days.

Duration:00:34:18

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innovaTV205 with Ignace Vergote

2/19/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Professor Em. Ignace Vergote to discuss innovaTV205. Prof. Vergote was Chairman of the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Catholic University Leuven from 2003-2020. He published more than 1050 papers on gynecologic cancer in peer-reviewed journals, and his work was cited more than 90,000 times. He served as President of IGCS, ESGO, EORTC-GCG and ENGOT. Highlights:

Duration:00:26:25

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Trends and Complications after the LACC Trial with Gabriella Schivardi

2/12/2024
In this episode of the IJGC podcast, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Pedro Ramirez is joined by Dr. Gabriella Schivardi to discuss trends and complications after the LACC Trial. Dr. Schivardi is a first year ESGO fellow at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan and a research collaborator at the Gynecologic Oncology Department at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, United States. In addition, she is a former fellow for the IJGC. Highlights:

Duration:00:25:38

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Reviewing the February Issue with Sabrina Piedimonte and Ilaria Capasso

2/9/2024
In this episode of the IJGC Podcast, Editorial Fellow Sabrina Piedimonte and Ilaria Capasso discuss the contents of the February issue of IJGC.

Duration:00:13:42