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News from the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Winter 2017

From the Director

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is experiencing tremendous growth across the tripartite mission of innovative clinical, research and education programs.

Winter 2017

Minimally Invasive Surgery Options for Gynecologic Surgeries

Using these techniques can provide a lower risk of complications during procedures, such as bleeding, and an easier recovery, with less pain and bleeding afterward, a lower risk of infection, and an earlier return to normal function.

Winter 2017

Gynecologic Pathology Research Update

The team has applied next-generation sequencing and other state-of-the-art technologies to explore the origin, clonal evolution and mechanisms of the metastatic nature of endometriosis.

Winter 2017

Advances in Ovarian Cancer Research

Johns Hopkins scientists are developing new tools to identify and characterize molecular alterations that occur during the formation and progression of ovarian cancers.

Winter 2017

Immunotherapy Trial Shows Promise Fighting Endometrial Cancer

Cancer cells have the ability to cloak themselves in proteins displayed by healthy cells—a type of “identify theft” that keeps them hidden from immune discovery and destruction.

Winter 2017

Septic Shock After Routine Birth Leads to Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

As they made their initial incisions and entered the peritoneal cavity, it was clear that they’d made the right choice. Abundant infectious fluid spilled out of the patient’s abdomen, and necrotic tissue filled her uterus.