Dr. Magtibay shares the endometrial cancer research Mayo Clinic is involved with.
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Mayo Clinic's Research Into Endometrial Cancer Mayo Clinic is involved in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) and we are always opening or developing protocols in the management of endometrial cancer. For example, we are involved right now in a protocol that’s looking at patients who have advanced-stage endometrial cancer, meaning the endometrial cancer has spread somewhere outside of the uterus. Should we treat those patients with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy or just chemotherapy alone? So that’s a current ongoing trial. We are also involved in a GOG study that was basically just collecting cancerous tissues in patients with endometrial cancer. And what that’s done is nationwide we have collected samples of women’s cancers and put them basically in a freezer, in a bank, so that as research progresses and comes along and we develop new ideas or new concepts and want to research those concepts, we don’t have to wait for the endometrial cancers to come to us and collect them prospectively and try to get enough samples that way. With this tissue bank, we can write a protocol; we can pull specific endometrial cancers from this tissue bank and do our research now. So that was another big study that we are involved in.