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SHAWL Study featured in World Conference on Lung Cancer media event

 SHAWL Study featured in World Conference on Lung Cancer media event

The Sexual Health Assessment in Women with Lung Cancer (SHAWL) study, co-authored by David Kushner, MD, professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Gynecologic Oncology, was featured in a media event during the 2022 World Conference on Lung Cancer in August!

The SHAWL study overall found that 77% of participants experienced moderate to severe sexual dysfunction. During a media conference in Vienna, SHAWL study principal investigator Narjust Florez, MD (formerly of UW Carbone Cancer Center, now of Dana Farber Cancer Institute) outlined the key findings from the study:

“The take-home message is that sexual dysfunction is prevalent in women with lung cancer, that sexual health should be integrated into thoracic oncology care — “now, not tomorrow” — and that further research is necessary to develop tailored interventions for patients with lung cancer, Florez said.”

Read the whole article here!